Four plead guilty to federal drug charges

Source: MGN
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JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - Four Jackson men and a Honduran entered guilty pleas this week to drug conspiracy charges, according to U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Allen Sims, 41, of Jackson, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a detectable amount of methamphetamine and 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine.
The government says from November 2015 to February 2016, Sims arranged the purchase and delivery of more than 30 kilograms of methamphetamine from a source of supply in Mexico.

Vincent Taylor McGee, 30, of Jackson, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a detectable amount of methamphetamine. In November 2015, McGee picked up 1 kilogram of a detectable amount of methamphetamine from a Mexican source of supply in Atlanta and delivered it to a co-conspirator in Jackson.

Keith Mullen, 46, of Jackson, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. From November 2015 to February 2016, and while in federal prison at Yazoo City, Mississippi, Mullen assisted co-conspirators in arranging the purchase and delivery of 30 kilograms of methamphetamine from a source of supply in Mexico. The drugs were intended for distribution in Central Mississippi.

Jose Pacheco, 41, from Honduras, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a detectable amount of methamphetamine. In November 2015, Pacheco assisted co-conspirators in arranging the purchase and delivery of 1 kilogram of methamphetamine from a source of supply in Mexico.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Jackson says the case is the result of an extensive investigation, named Rock Bottom, which began as an operation targeting illegal narcotics distribution in Central Mississippi involving the distribution of cocaine, crack and methamphetamine.

The defendants will be sentenced Sept. 11. They each face a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine.