Flowood Man Sentenced on Drug Charges
Jackson, Miss – Jonathan Hilliam McDougal, age 34, of Flowood, Mississippi, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to 28 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, commonly referred to as "crack", announced U. S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and DEA Special Agent in Charge Stephen G. Azzam. McDougal was also ordered to pay a $1500.00 fine.
McDougal was charged as a result of a narcotics investigation dubbed "Operation Jackson Crackdown". He was stopped by the Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Leake County Sheriff’s Department at a safety checkpoint. A search of the vehicle revealed a quantity of crack cocaine concealed in the compartment above the center console.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Leake County Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin O. Chalk.