Drug Trafficking Defendant Found Guilty

From:  News Release   3/31/17   GCN

Jackson, Miss – On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Mark Randall Jones, 52, of Los Angeles, California, was found guilty, after a three-day jury trial, of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Harold Brittain and Inspector in Charge Adrian Gonzalez with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Houston Division.

Mark Randall Jones was charged in a two-count federal indictment with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine hydrochloride.

“The results of the successful federal prosecution of Mark Randall Jones and other defendants by the United States Attorney’s Office supports our goal to maintain the safety and integrity of the U.S. Mail,” said Postal Inspector in Charge Gonzalez.

Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III, who presided over the case, will sentence Jones on June 7, 2017. He faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Service, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Erin Chalk and Keesha Middleton.