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Eleven arrested in drug trafficking operation

Shandlette Hudson; Source: Madison Co. Detention Center Shandlette Hudson; Source: Madison Co. Detention Center
Kevin Wells; Source: Madison Co. Detention Center Kevin Wells; Source: Madison Co. Detention Center
Jimmy Harrison; Source: Madison Co. Detention Center Jimmy Harrison; Source: Madison Co. Detention Center
Danny Drake; Source: Madison Co. Detention Center Danny Drake; Source: Madison Co. Detention Center
Courtney Campbell; Source: Madison Co. Detention Center Courtney Campbell; Source: Madison Co. Detention Center
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

Federal agents have arrested 11 people accused of trafficking drugs through East Central Mississippi and other states.

U.S. Attorney Michael Hurst announced the names of those who were indicted Thursday during a press conference in Jackson.

The indictments resulted from an extensive Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation called "Operation High Life".

The drug network spanned across multiple states including Texas, California, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi and involved the distribution of large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana. 

"Yesterday’s arrests are a result of the commitment and tenacity that our law enforcement brethren have to dismantling criminal organizations wherever they may be found," said U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst. "Because of this work, our streets, neighborhoods and citizens in East Central Mississippi are safer today."

The following individuals were indicted Wednesday as a result of Operation Highlife:

  • 32-year-old Brandon Deshanta Miller, of Dallas, Texas, is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted, Miller faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and up to a $30.25 million fine.
  • 42-year-old Shandlette Hudson, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine. If convicted, Hudson faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and up to a $20 million fine.
  • 28-year-old Dijon James Seales, a/k/a “DJ,” of Philadelphia, Mississippi, is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted, Seales faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and up to a $25.5 million fine.
  • 32-year-old Lorenzo Dyrell Hickman, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five hundred grams or more of cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute more than five hundred grams or more of cocaine. If convicted, Hickman faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and up to a $20 million fine.
  • 29-year-old Latrice Cherrrell Boler, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine. If convicted, Boler faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and up to a $10 million fine.
  • 36-year-old Chaddis Demond McAfee, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, is charged with possession with intent to distribute more than five hundred grams of methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted, McAfee faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and up to a $10.5 million fine.
  • 27-year-old Courtny Orlando Campbell, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, is charged with possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine. If convicted, Campbell faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and up to a $10 million fine.
  • 43-year-old Danny L. Drake, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, is charged with possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine. If convicted, Drake faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and up to a $5 million fine.
  • 37-year-old Kevin Ashley Wells, a/k/a “Big 50,” of Philadelphia, Mississippi, is charged with possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine. If convicted, Wells faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and up to a $5 million fine.
  • 43-year-old Jimmie Terrell Harrison, of Forest, Mississippi, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted, Harrison faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and up to a $250,000.00 fine.
  • 32-year-old Tray Beamon, of Louisville, Mississippi, charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine. If convicted, Beamon faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and up to a $20 million fine.

Five of the men arrested are being held in the Madison County Detention Center.

We will keep you updated on this developing story.

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