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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 2, 2018

Jackson Man Indicted for Distributing and Illegally Possessing Methamphetamine

 

Jackson, Miss. – Kelvin Roy Thompson a/k/a "HOT" a/k/a "OLD SCHOOL," 59, of Jackson, was recently indicted and had his initial appearance and arraignment today before U.S. Magistrate Linda R. Anderson for distributing and illegally possessing methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge J. Derryle Smith, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols.

Thompson is being charged with two counts of distributing at least 5 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, which carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine. Thompson is also charged with one count of possession with the intent to distribute at least 5 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, which also carries a maximum penalty 40 years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine.

Thompson will make his initial appearance in court this afternoon for his arraignment at 1:30 p.m. before U.S. Magistrite Judge Linda R. Anderson. His case is set for trial before the Honorable District Judge David C. Bramlette III.

The public is reminded that the indictment is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The case is the result of an investigation by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Jackson Police Department and Ridgeland Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Keesha Middleton.

Updated July 2, 2018