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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Three Jefferson Davis County Men Convicted On Federal Drug And Gun Charges

Hattiesburg, Miss - On Monday, October 6, after a week-long trial, Kentorre D. Hall a/k/a Toto, 31, of Prentiss, Roger Randale Jones a/k/a Hitman, 27, of Prentiss, and Martel Torres Barnes a/k/a Marty Mar, 23, of Bassfield, were found guilty on four counts of an indictment charging them with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine; maintaining a residence to manufacture, store or distribute controlled substances; conspiracy to possess and use firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking; and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Special Agent in Charge Phillip Durham of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Hall, a quadriplegic, was also found guilty of an additional count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The defendants will be sentenced on December 4, 2014 by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett in Hattiesburg. The each face a maximum penalty of life in prison and $10 million fine.

The case is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the District Attorney’s Office of the 15th Circuit Court District and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Annette Williams.

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