By Red Pill   |  06-05-2018   News
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The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency alongside the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division have announced that they've now indicted the leaders of a major drug cartel who the federal government says is responsible for trafficking narcotics into the United States of America, as part of “Operation Highlife.”

The large, multi-state organization is reported to be based out of Mississippi, where the crime syndicate smuggled heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana into the United States of America from Mexico across numerous states including Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, and California.

Under the Trump Administration’s coordinated efforts to prevent the flow of illegal narcotics into the United States of America, there have been countless restructuring plans involving both federal, state, and local law enforcement to target those responsible for the poison coming across our border and ruining the lives of millions of Americans, while also causing a serious drug epidemic the likes of which the nation has never seen.

As part of the Department of Justice's ploy to shut down the seemingly endless opioid epidemic which plagues the nation, one of their goals have been to bring about justice for the ringleaders orchestrating drug cartel trafficking inside the United States of America.

“Illegal drugs are killing our youth, destroying families, and fueling violent crime across our state and our country. I commend our federal, state and local law enforcement officers for coming together to take down this criminal element plaguing our communities,” said U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Mike Hurst, whose office is prosecuting the case. “Yesterday’s arrests are a result of the commitment and tenacity that our law enforcement brethren have to dismantle criminal organizations wherever they may be found. Because of this work, our streets, neighborhoods, and citizens in East Central Mississippi are safer today.”

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 a $30 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.

"Methamphetamine has devastated countless communities due to the dramatic health and public safety consequences that typically accompany its introduction into an area," said Special Agent in Charge Jere T. Miles of Homeland Security Investigations in New Orleans. "Today’s arrests mark the culmination of an extensive joint effort by HSI, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and the Drug Enforcement Administration to dismantle a drug trafficking organization that decimated parts of Mississippi and Alabama with illegal drugs smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico. This operation is a testament to the seamless partnership between federal, state and local law enforcement, which HSI sincerely appreciates in the combined effort to improve the lives of law-abiding residents throughout Mississippi and Alabama."

Special Agent in Charge Jere T. Miles oversees a five-state area for Homeland Security Investigations which include Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee, but worked in unison with multiple local and state law enforcement agencies in this series of takedowns.

"The arrests announced today are another great example of the cooperative efforts between MBN and our federal law enforcement partners to rid our communities of the parasites that try to latch on to our children and family members with the peddling of their poison," said MBN Director John Dowdy. "As a result of these arrests, Mississippi is a safer place to live, work and raise a family."

"I am really pleased with multiple agencies coming together to work an investigation of this size,” Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Chief Grant Myers stated.” This criminal organization is responsible for a significant portion of the illegal narcotics coming into not only Philadelphia but East Central Mississippi as well. Almost all of the crimes we deal with, from assaults to thefts, and everything in between, can be traced back to illegal narcotics. Taking down an organization of this size will have a significant impact on crime in our area."

The United States of America's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics formed a Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) during this investigation, dubbed “Operation Highlife,” which primarily focuses on the goal of shutting down the flow of illegal narcotics into the United States of America.

The OCDETF operation also included assistance from numerous other agencies to include the Philadelphia Police Department, Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department, Neshoba County District Attorney’s Office, Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Flowood Police Department, Rankin County Sheriff’s Department, Hinds County Sheriff’s Department, Carthage Police Department, Union Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Louisville Police Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, and the United States Marshal Service.

The OCDETF program is a joint federal, state and local cooperative approach to combat drug trafficking and is the nation’s primary tool for disrupting and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, targeting national and regional level drug trafficking organizations, and coordinating the necessary law enforcement entities and resources to disrupt or dismantle the targeted criminal organization and seize their assets.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin Chalk is prosecuting the case, where all 11 members from within the United States of America have now been indicted.

It's believed that these individuals are responsible for the <i>majority of all narcotics</i> flowing into the multi-state region, of which they're originating the flow of drugs from Mexico.

This series of indictments should put a crushing blow on the number of available drugs in the region, and slow the distribution of illicit narcotics which are killing Americans.

These types of victories are crucial to ending the plague of drugs killing teenagers in urban and suburban communities, albeit we still need Congress to take action and finish financing and building a wall along the southern border with Mexico.

Under the Trump Administration, these types of major successes are occurring on a near-daily basis, where both illegal aliens inside the United States of America, the gang leaders inside of our nation which assist the drug cartels through distribution, and the criminal drug cartel leaders outside of the United States of America are all being apprehended and brought to justice.

The multi-billion dollar underground narcotics trafficking syndicate involves gang leaders in multiple states, who have little concern for the American lives they've ruined as a result of their get-rich-quick schemes to distribute illicit drugs throughout the country; and the brave men and women of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) will show equally as little mercy as possible in bringing the well-deserved justice to their doorsteps as a result of their crimes.

As always, if you see something, say something.

Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives, drug-related crimes, or believe that there's a widespread network of similar criminal activity in their agree are always urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE tip line at 1-866-347-2423 or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199.

<a href="https://www.ice.gov/webform/hsi-tip-form">They can also submit a tip over the internet by completing ICE’s online form by clicking here.</a>

You can also become proactive in demanding that a border wall is built in the United States of America, by contacting your elected officials in Congress and telling them to <i>built the wall.</i>

<a href="https://www.house.gov/Representatives">Click here to find your elected officials in the House of Representatives.</a>

<a href="https://www.senate.gov/reference/common/faq/How_to_correspond_senators.htm">Click here to find your elected officials in the United States Senate.</a>

Thank you once again to the heroes of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, Homeland Security Investigations division, and all of the local and state law enforcement agencies involved in this enormous success.

Godspeed, patriots.

ICE Press Release sourcing:

https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/11-indicted-multi-state-drug-trafficking-case-following-ice-hsi-investigation

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tab No. 27976 1528213647

no…. .it's THE DRUG WAR that fuels the crime, stupid.

Solano Jones No. 27981 1528214437

Spoken like a true meth-head. Narcotics are not playthings. Pot, maybe, but not pharma-style drugs. Hopefully this is the first of many busts to come.

Solano Jones No. 27978 1528215617

Spoken like a true meth-head. Narcotics are not playthings. Pot, maybe, but not pharma-style drugs. Hopefully this is the first of many busts to come.

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