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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Eight Face Drug Charges in Multi-Count Federal Indictment

 

Jackson, Miss – Eight defendants have been named in a multi-count federal indictment charging conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Daniel Comeaux of the DEA Jackson District Office. The indictment is the result of a two-year investigation by the federal Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).

Allen Sims, 39, of Jackson, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and more than 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, and one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Keith Mullen, 45, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Vincent Taylor McGee, 29, of Raymond, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, and one count of possession with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine.

Armando Arrellano-Delgado, 39, of Palmetto, Florida, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine, one count of possession with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, and one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Jose Pacheco, 39, of Jackson, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine; and one count of possession with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine.

Daniel Tejeda, 35, of Norcross, Georgia, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine, and one count of possession with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Juan Dunfrund, 41 of Victorville, California, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, and one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine.

Jerry Lewis, 39, of Jackson, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine, and one count of possession with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine.

This case is scheduled for trial before Senior U.S. District Judge William H. Barbour on November 8, 2016. If convicted, the defendants face a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $10 million fine per count.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives with assistance from the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, Ridgeland Police Department, Jackson Police Department, U.S. Marshals Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Brandon Police Department, Rankin County Sheriff’s Office, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Pearl Police Department, Flowood Police Department, Bureau of Customs and Border Patrol, and the DEA Houston Field Division. Assistant United States Attorney Jerry L. Rushing is prosecuting the case.

The public is reminded that an indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Updated September 22, 2016