Sep 9, 2014 6:15 PM by Debbie Cobb
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Federal authorities say 20 people are charged in a drug-trafficking operation after a two-year investigation showed methamphetamine was being shipped or driven from California and distributed in Mississippi.
Gregory Davis, the U.S. attorney for southern Mississippi, announced indictments that were unsealed Tuesday after 16 of the 20 were arrested. They're scheduled to appear Thursday before a U.S. magistrate in Jackson.
Davis says one person charged in the case, 69-year-old Rodney Gerald Henderson, is a resident of both Newton, Mississippi, and Rialto, California. It was not immediately clear whether Henderson has an attorney.
Fifteen of the suspects are from Mississippi, and four are from California.
Davis says the investigation centered in several central Mississippi counties, including Leake, Rankin and Scott.