Dexter Jones Sentenced to Life in Prison and Darrion Jones Sentenced to 25 Years in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy
Hattiesburg, Miss – Dexter Jones, 42, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Darrion Jones, 33, of Heidelburg, Mississippi, were sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Derryle Smith with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Dexter Jones was sentenced to serve life in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, while Darrion Jones was sentenced to serve 300 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Dexter Jones was ordered to pay a $25,000 fine and Darrion Jones was ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.
An investigation of Dexter Jones’s drug trafficking activity began in 2015 based on information from a confidential source. The investigation revealed that Dexter Jones, Darrion Jones, and several other individuals were distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in the Hattiesburg and Laurel, Mississippi areas.
Also indicted in the drug trafficking conspiracy were Jamie Wheat, John Foster, Mitchell Jones, and John Baxter. Wheat pled guilty and was sentenced to 188 months; John Foster pled guilty and will be sentenced on September 18, 2018; Mitchell Jones pled guilty and will be sentenced on September 27, 2018. Baxter’s case is still pending.
The case was investigated by the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department, Jones County Sheriff’s Department, Forrest County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shundral H. Cole.
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