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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Two South Mississippi Residents Sentenced On Drug Charges

Jackson, Miss – Craig Lamark Kaho, 44, of McComb, and Latoya Renae Bonds, 30, of Summit, were sentenced this week by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves on charges relating to cocaine distribution in Pike County, Mississippi, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis.


Kaho was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”).


Bonds was sentenced to 56 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and a $1,500.00 fine for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base.


A third defendant in the case, Jermaine Henderson, is scheduled for sentencing on October 1, 2014.


Kaho and Bonds were indicted following an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation into drug distribution in the Pike County, Mississippi area dubbed “Operation Lights Out in PG”. The investigation was led by DEA, HIDTA, and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics with assistance from the Pike County Sheriff’s Department, the McComb Police Department and the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin Chalk prosecuted the case.

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