Statement of United States Attorney Todd Gee Regarding the Arrests in East Mississippi of over 30 Persons for Drug Trafficking, Illegal Firearms Possession, and Other Crimes
Jackson, Miss. – Charlie Lee Martin, 54, of Jackson, Mississippi, and Shredewrick Anderson, 42, of Lancaster, California, were sentenced on December 12, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, for their roles in a drug conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst. Martin was sentenced to 130 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Anderson was sentenced to 90 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
The defendants were charged after a lengthy investigation into a drug trafficking organization operating in Jackson. In November 2015, Martin and Anderson obtained cocaine hydrochloride from sources of supply in Texas and Jackson, Mississippi, and distributed it to other individuals in Jackson and Gulfport, Mississippi.
The 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 Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, the Ridgeland Police Department, the Jackson Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, the Brandon Police Department, the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office, the Mississippi Department of Corrections, the Pearl Police Department, the Flowood Police Department, Customs and Border Patrol, and the Drug Enforcement Administration - Houston Field Division.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jerry L. Rushing.