Thursday, February 14, 2019

Drug Dealer Gets 40 Years

Madison-Rankin District Attorney John Bramlett issued the following statement.


Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that Jeremiah Kelly was sentenced to 40 years for trafficking a controlled substance. Kelly will not be eligible for early release and will have to serve his sentence day-for-day. His arrest netted marijuana, cocaine, weapons, more than $150,000 in cash and a ledger of those who purchased drugs from him in the past.

In December 2017, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office heard several recorded conversations between Kelly and an inmate regarding a shipment of drugs that was arriving and how to receive and distribute them. Deputies kept Kelly under surveillance for several days until the shipment arrived.

Deputies executed warrants on several houses in Canton where they found drugs, money and guns. Kelly was at one of the locations, where deputies found him in the master bedroom. He was arrested without incident.

District Attorney Bramlett stated, “This is an example of outstanding work done by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. They should be applauded for all of the work they did in removing a major drug dealer from our streets.”,

District Attorney Bramlett concluded, “Removing Kelly from our society, which could be for the rest of his life, is removing one more major drug dealer from our community who seeks to sell their illegal and dangerous drugs to kids and others. As we have learned over many decades, drugs are a major component to other crimes. We simply will not tolerate drug dealers attempting to take over Madison and Rankin Counties. Law enforcement, judges and prosecutors will stand firm and united against people like Kelly.”

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

What weed and some powder. White boys slinging Herion, Opiods and Meth, the real killers and they are still walking free.

Anonymous said...

Here is a southern republican who says that is too long. Let's make armed burglary, murder, and rape a capital crime to be executed immediately after one appeal. (that means real rape, not necessarily every #metoo claim or we were too drunk/high to remember exactly what happened type crap)

I'm going to assume he had the guns as protection from his rivals. If so, and he didn't cross line 1 above, cut him loose. To hell with it, just another poor kid improperly raised is going to take his place anyway.

Anonymous said...

That's more time than Hinds Co. dishes out for a double murder conviction.

Anonymous said...

Until Republicans start demanding an end to this ridiculous war on drugs, nothing will ever change. Kids aren't who the ones keeping drug dealers in business. They wouldn't have a business without prohibition.

Anonymous said...

I’m extremely conservative, but the so-called war on drugs is a failure. Every law made to cut off opiate prescriptions, make Sudafed illegal, etc., only increases the illegal drug trade. Meaning the cartels who import heroin, fentanyl, purer meth than the trailer park chemists ever dreamed of. One day, it will be looked upon as a major policy failure. Just my opinion, as a former drug prosecutor.

Anonymous said...

I think the drug war is going exactly as planned, sadly. Too much money involved for errybody. Ahh well. Forget the fact that it has completely torn the country apart.
Try to advocate for what seems to be a sane approach to some of this and you’ll be labeled “pro drug dealer” or some such non-sense.

Anonymous said...

This cat was no small time dealer that just happened to have $150k in cash money! He had a stolen submachine gun and crack that is not listed above. Yeah just let him loose. I’m sure he had the gun to protect himself from his rivals??? Are u crazy? He knew the consequences. He also had about $75k in drug. That’s what the swat team found. The gun was converted to fully automatic. I feel so bad for this gu...poisoning young kids...getting them started on the wrong track. You people are idiots! Research the facts.

Anonymous said...

We're not crazy, copper. People are in fact tired of the senseless drug war.

Anonymous said...

Actually I am not a cop. I can however google the man’s name and see the facts. Which drugs should this machine gun carrying low life be able to sell our kids? Heroin, oxy, meth or all drugs?? You want to legalize just pot? Everything? Get going with an answer.

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