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.