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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Jackson Men Plead Guilty To Federal Narcotics Charges

Jackson, Miss. – Kelvin Redd, 36, and Julian Michael Thompson, 33, both of Jackson, pled guilty to drug charges this week in U. S. District Court, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Daniel McMullen, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Kelvin Redd pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (crack). He will be sentenced on May 30, 2013, and faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine.
Julian Michael Thompson pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of cocaine base (crack). He will be sentenced on April 24, 2013 and faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine.


This case is the result of an extensive investigation, dubbed “Operation Paperchase”, targeting illegal narcotics distribution in the City of Jackson, Mississippi. The lead investigative agency in this operation was the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assisting agencies included the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service, Gulf Coast HIDTA, and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin Chalk.

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