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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Seven Indicted on Federal Drug Charges

 

Jackson, Miss – Seven individuals have been charged in a multi-count federal drug indictment charging conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride, commonly known as cocaine "powder", and cocaine base, commonly known as "crack", announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Special Agent in Charge Stephen G. Azzam of the DEA New Orleans Field Division. The indictment is the result of a two-year investigation by the federal Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) in this district.

Leon Brown, 50, of Canton, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, and two counts of possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride.

Shredewrick Anderson, 41, of Richland, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, and one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride.

Timothy Perkins, 53, of Sealy, Texas, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, and two counts of possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride.

Charlie Lee Martin, 53, of Jackson, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, and two counts of possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride.

Peter Gregory, 39, of Utica, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, and one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride.

Antwaine Rhodes, 31, of Jackson, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base, one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of cocaine base, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Rudolph Walker, 55, of Jackson, is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, and one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride.

The case is scheduled for trial before U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan, III, on November 8, 2016. If convicted on all offenses:

• Leon Brown, Timothy Perkins, and Charlie Lee Martin each face a maximum sentence of 120 years in prison and $15 million fine;

• Shredewrick Anderson, Peter Gregory, and Rudolph Walker each face a maximum sentence of 80 years in prison and a $10 million fine; and

• Antwaine Rhodes faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and over $15 million in fines.

This 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 U.S. Marshals Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Customs and Border Patrol, DEA Houston Field Division, Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, Ridgeland Police Department, Jackson Police Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Brandon Police Department, Rankin County Sheriff’s Office, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Pearl Police Department, and the Flowood Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jerry L. Rushing.

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