Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hinds Deputy Arrested

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release: 


Hinds County Deputy Sheriff Arrested for Alleged Conspiracy and Possession of a Controlled Substance

JACKSON— Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that a Hinds County Deputy Sheriff has been arrested for alleged conspiracy and possession of Oxycodone following a joint investigation by the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Attorney General’s Office.

Douglas Jay Nelson, 54, of Jackson, was arrested late Wednesday in Byram by authorities for one count of conspiracy and one count of possession of a controlled substance. He was booked into the Hinds County Jail.

Nelson is accused of conspiring to possess and possessing 30 dosage units of Oxycodone, a schedule two controlled substance.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum of five years in prison for conspiracy, 20 years for possession of a controlled substance and a total of $500,000 in fines. As with all cases, a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This case will be prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Stan Alexander.


 

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

$500k for 30 fairly common pills? I'm sure that a max, but still, that's ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

This is the guy Victor brought over to run his narcotics division.

Anonymous said...

I have worked with Jay on many many occasions. He is an outstanding individual and has a long history of working with law enforcement. This looks really, really fishy. A whole investigation to find out that an individual has a few pills that are very common...all the while when we have murderers, pimps, and thieves running the streets of Jackson 24/7....not to mention the meth heads and cartel running drugs through I-55 all night???

This looks like a set up.

Anonymous said...

Musta din't have his name on the bottle.

Anonymous said...

Another thug off the streets.

Anonymous said...

Prohibition works!

Anonymous said...

Jay was a Lt. and running the Narcotics division for HCSO. He was demoted only 2 weeks ago along with his Capt. The former Capt. resigned.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:13 - I don't know the guy myself but I've known "of him" for a very long time and I've seen him around town (security work, etc). But, everybody that does know him seems to have utmost respect for him. Is it his former Capt that he is supposed to have conspired with? If so, why no arrest there?

It just all sounds a little far-fetched...and too "easy". If he was just a dirty cop, you'd think - as head of the narcotics division - that he could get his hands on much more better stuff than a few Tylonol-plus tablets. And he certainly wouldn't have it in his immediate possession, especially not while he was on duty. He'd be far too street smart for that. No, I'm not convinced......

Anonymous said...

It sounds like to me the sheriff wants only black officers.

Anonymous said...

What would be the fine for an equivalent amount of Schedule 1 marijuana?

Anonymous said...

I've shot the breeze with Jay for many, many evenings. I've seen many "dirty" JPD officers, but Jay could not be described as such.

I would swear on a stack of bibles as to the outstanding nature of his character and dedication to the law. He never put up with anyone.

He hates even the smell of marijuana and doesn't just look the other way when a crime is taking place, even if it means making unwanted enemies.

He spent many years in TX on the front lines of the drug war.

The possession of these pills is 100% out of character and I smell a rat.

He was set up by this phony and racist sheriff.

Anonymous said...

I have known Victor Mason, and worked with him, for several years. I wouldn't call him smart by any stretch of the imagination but it never crossed my mind that he is racist or mean spirited.

Anonymous said...

Not everyone who knows and worked with Jay Nelson respects or trusts him. He has left two other departments which he could not return to.

Just because these pills can be had with a prescription doesnt make it okay to possess them illegally and his arrest doesn't make the sheriff a racist or a phony.

This arrest appears to have been coordinated by three different agencies, the Hinds County Sheriff's Department, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Mississippi Attorney General's Office. This doesn't look like a set up from what I have read. It looks more like a dirty cop got caught and should have.

Thank you to all three agencies involved and thank you to Sheriff Mason for having the integrity to cooperate with two state agencies and get a dirty cop out of his department. Keep up the good work and stay safe out there.

Anonymous said...

@6:32 - You must be someone that Jay Nelson pissed off because he wouldn't put up with your bullshit. First of all...if his performance had not been acceptable at those "two other departments", he would not have just "left", he would have been FIRED. Further, if he had been fired, etc., that information would have been highly confidential so, unless those two agencies are just blatantly violating his privacy, YOU would not know whether he was eligible or not. Secondly, it would take more than someone just being a "dirty cop" to get caught on the job with a narcotics for which he did not have a prescription. It would take a complete and total dumbass idiot....which Jay Nelson is NOT. And THAT is precisely why the people who know Jay are SO skeptical of this allegation. And, for the record, the best way to set someone up is to plant a seed with the Narcotics Bureau and the AG then make sure there is some evidence to find when they investigate -which they WILL do since that is their job. So, the fact that they were invited in adds absolutely ZERO credibility to the charges.

Getchur Facts Skraight said...

@ 10:34 who stated, "Further, if he had been fired, etc., that information would have been highly confidential..."

Not necessarily, Chester. Where do you come up with that narrative? Terminations are not universally confidential. They are public knowledge in many cases day in and day out. Depends entirely on the employers' policy. There is no state or federal law that makes reasons for termination confidential or sealed. There is also no federal or state law (in Mississippi)that entitles a person to a 'reason for termination'.

Anonymous said...

How about we all grow up, be responsible for our own biochemistry & admit the drug laws themselves are totalitarian instruments?

Or you can continue to pretend that this guy's guilt or innocence makes a hill of beans.

(One way or the other he is now just another victim of an inarguably unwinnable "war".)

Anonymous said...

I've known Jay Nelson as well as anyone else on here has both professionally and personally (I've seen him multiple hundreds of times outside of work) he is no different than the next cop, or civilian for that matter. He has the capability to fail, which he has done and done so miserably. He screwed up and got his hands dirty, now he's gotta pay for his crime. The speed of which Hinda county has been handing down indictments since the new administration took office has been 5X faster than it was. I'll bet he's indicted within 6 months, and pled out within 18. Nelson is gonna make someone a nice girlfriend when he gets to prison. Nothing dope boys in prison like more than an imprisoned former narcotics agent.

Roach Clip said...

4:09...that's why he will go to federal prison. His position was federally funded.

Anonymous said...

He may not go to federal prison since these are state charges, not federal. No federal agencies were reported to be in on the investigation or arrest.

I'm not saying Jay is a bad person, but he is accused of doing a bad deed. If he did then he has violated his oath amd the public trust. If he did the crime he should do the time like anyone else.

Anonymous said...

@ August 26, 2016 at 10:34 AM
You seem to be lashing out with a lot of emotion. Facts will speak for themselves in a case like this.

I seriously doubt two state agencies would waste much time on such a case if facts weren't there.

You seem to be manufacturing a false narrative that evidence was planted on Jay Nelson. Do you work for Mr. Smith?

Anonymous said...

456. Federally funded job and federal law are two totally and separate deals. Even if (and not sure it is true) the position was 100% federal funded the law he is charged with breaking is state law. He will get to spend his summer vacation in the MS delta.

Anonymous said...

@10:34

You have no clue.. Officers are allowed to resign routinely instead of being fired so the integrity of their cases will hold up. The deal goes "we will not fire you and will allow you to resign IF you agree to come testify in your pending cases so we make our fine and court cost money.. Oh and justice is served..". Case in point Ridgeland officer Daniel Soto.. Now a sworn law enforcement of in TN last I heard..

Anonymous said...

@3:41 - 10:34 here. How does your comment relate to anything I said? Actually, I don't even understand what you are saying. "Officers are allowed to resign...so the integrity of their cases will hold up"??? Who in their right mind would voluntarily resign so that the integrity of the case against them can be protected???? If there isn't enough "integrity" in the case for it to hold up unless the accused admits to it, then that case doesn't have any integrity to start with!!! And, wouldn't it make a whole hell of lot more sense to REFUSE to resign so as not to APPEAR guilty, especially if you are NOT guilty??? And you don't just go to court and pay a fine when faced with a felony charge. LOL! if that was the case, EVERYbody would just plead guilty, pay their little fine, and go on about their business!!! As for Daniel Soto, I have no idea who he is but, if Ridgeland had enough evidence to convict him of a felony yet chose to let him just resign (pay a fine) and walk away, shame on Ridgeland. But somehow, I doubt that your version of the story is any where near accurate.

Anonymous said...

Oxford's former Head Narcotics Officer, Keith Davis resigned as he claimed "just perfect timing" after a 60 minutes, buzzfeed, etc stories were run on him and the unit.

I saw the devastation he caused to some kids lives up there and the life of a doctor, my old, doctor because Keith liked his own supply of suboxone. I could careless and won't revisit this exact thread because I know the circumstances in which he resigned.

Exactly as a previous post said, they do allow officers to resign instead of destroy their reputation or the departments. Cops will protect cops under most instances unless their actions draw more than a tiny little article in a tiny little MEGA ULTRA RICH town like Oxford, MS.

He is now over at the Lafayette county sheriff's office.

In just one example of the fallout, a guy was arressted for possession with intent of 74 grams of cocaine in 2013 spent 5 days in jail in 2015, got out because Keith's team was dismantled and was known to doctor shop themselves, (charges wouldn't hold up) and the guy was arrested again within 15 days of his release for aggravated dui among other charges. Injured 4 other people. Previous arrests: aggravated assault and grand theft. Helps to have multiple millions from a mom being a multiple Nascar driver endorser. North Carolina. Enjoy your Google searches!

-notPC

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