Federal sentences continue in cocaine scheme
ABERDEEN – Federal sentencing continues in what prosecutors describe as a large, regional conspiracy to sell cocaine in Northeast Mississippi.
Walter “Big Moot” Hampton, 35, of Okolona on Thursday was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock to 205 months in prison.
Last November, he pleaded guilty to two counts in a scheme to distribute the drug and the interstate financial activity surrounding it.
Without the plea deal, he faced up to life in prison and millions in fines.
In an FBI affidavit early in the case, Hampton was alleged to be a large buyer of cocaine from another man, arrested in another drug conspiracy case.
Hampton is one of 17 defendants indicted in 2011 on charges associated with the conspiracy. Most others have pleaded guilty and been sentenced.
Among other defendants recently sentenced are:
• Jacquette Trimble, no age or address listed, one count, 42 months in prison
• Ricky Chandler, 43, of Aberdeen, one count, 183 months in prison
• Khomia Jones, 33, of Okolona, one count, 68 months in prison
• Mildred Ann Randle, 50, of Nettleton, one count, two years probation
• Darrell Donald, 49, of Louin, one count, 80 months in prison
• Cedric Johnson, 42, of Tupelo, one count, 88 months in prison
Jones reported to prison in Oakdale, La. Donald is in prison in Yazoo City.
Where others will serve their sentences is determined by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
Two other defendants remain to be sentenced – Thaddeus Heard, 34, of Okolona, on May 30 and Sheila Small, 45, of Okolona, June 25 after entering guilty pleas.
In their original indictment, prosecutors accused the defendants of various offenses committed while seeking to establish a cocaine distribution network to distribute “a continuous supply of cocaine” to its customers.
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