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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Natchez Man Indicted and Arrested on Drug and Firearm Charges

Over $1 Million, Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, and Guns Discovered and Seized

Jackson, Miss. – Kevin Singleton, a/k/a "Sing," 40, of Natchez, has been charged in a three-count federal indictment with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Stephen G. Azzam, and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) Director John M. Dowdy, Jr.

Singleton is scheduled to appear for an arraignment today in Jackson at 1:30 p.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda R. Anderson.

On March 2, 2018, federal, state, and local law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at Singleton’s residence in Natchez, Mississippi, and seized large quantities of heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine, in addition to approximately $1.1 million and three firearms.

According to Count 1 of the indictment, on or about March 2, 2018, Singleton possessed with intent to distribute 1 kilogram or more of heroin, 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, and 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The maximum penalty for this offense is 20 years to life in prison and a $20 million fine.

Count 2 of the indictment charges that, on the same date, Singleton possessed firearms after he had been convicted previously of a felony crime. The maximum penalty for this offense is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Count 3 of the indictment charges that Singleton possessed firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The maximum penalty for this offense is 10 years in prison in addition to any sentence handed down for possession with intent to distribute (Count 1).

The indictment also provides notice that the United States intends to pursue forfeiture of the $1.1 million seized from Singleton’s residence as well as the firearms which the indictment

identifies as a Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun, a DPMS A-15 semi-automatic rifle, and a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver, in addition to any ammunition.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Postal Service, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshals Service, the Pearl Police Department, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Carla J. Clark.

The public is reminded that a criminal indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. It is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Updated March 22, 2018