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Two McNairy County Residents Indicted Federally for Being a Felon in Possession of Firearms and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Tennessee


Jackson, TN – A federal grand jury has indicted two McNairy County residents on multiple federal charges. U. S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant announced the indictments today.

According to the information presented in the indictments, on October 15, 2018, Randall Neilsen was charged with two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms transported in interstate commerce, in violation of Title 18, USC,§ 922 (g)(1). The United States also seeks criminal forfeiture of any proceeds related to the crime. Lisa M. Stacey, 38, was indicted on October 15, 2018, with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, USC § 841 (a)(1).

Because of their significant criminal histories, if convicted on counts 1 and 2, Neilsen faces 10 years in federal prison; $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Stacey faces up to 10 years imprisonment; $10,000,000 fine and 5 years supervised release.

U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said, "The U.S. Attorney’s Office is a full-service federal prosecution office, and we have the ability and intention to charge any violations of federal law, no matter where they occur in the Western District of Tennessee. These indictments demonstrate our focus on the priority areas of firearms and narcotics cases that impact public safety in our rural communities, and we appreciate the partnerships with our local law enforcement agencies in McNairy County."

These cases are being investigated by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Office; Selmer Police Department; the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jim Powell and Jerry Kitchen are prosecuting these cases on the government’s behalf.

The charges and allegations in the indictments are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Updated November 6, 2018