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BREAKING: 3 Jeff Davis County men found guilty in federal court

JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Three Jefferson Davis County men facing a multi-count indictment on federal drug charges have been found guilty on all counts by a jury in the Dan M. Russell Jr. United States Courthouse. 

Kentorre Hall, a/k/a-Toto, Roger Randale Jones, a/k/a-Hitman, and Martel Torres Barnes, a/k/a-Marty Mar were all found guilty for the six-count indictment involving their connection with the alleged Cedar Grove drug trafficking organization.

The trial which began last Monday, finished today with closing arguments, and then was given to the jury. A verdict was returned around 5:00 p.m.

Throughout the trial the government called more than 20 witnesses to the stand, all who were linked to the three men in some form or fashion, along with a handful of investigators and law enforcement officials.

The six-count indictment, which had count two dismissed, details that the defendants knowingly and intentionally conspired, confederated and agreed together with each other, and with other persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury, that they conspired to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

According to the indictment, it was part of the conspiracy that they conspired to possess with intent to distribute at least 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, less than 50 kilos of marijuana, as well as a controlled substance that involved a substance that contained a detectible amount of cocaine.

The indictment also details the use of the residence at 314 Cedar Grove in Prentiss Mississippi, as a place that was used for unlawfully manufacturing, distributing, storing, and using controlled substances, to wit, methamphetamine, marijuana, and cocaine.

The three men are expected to be sentenced at a later date in federal court. 


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