43 year-old L.C. Hatfield, Jr., of Jackson, pled guilty to his role in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than 280 grams of cocaine base (“crack”) and more than 500 grams of a detectible amount of cocaine hydrochloride.
In October and November 2015, Hatfield was responsible for distributing cocaine and crack to individuals out of a residence located in Jackson. The case is the result of an extensive investigation, dubbed “Rock Bottom,” which began as an operation targeting illegal narcotics distribution in central Mississippi that involved the distribution of cocaine, crack and methamphetamine.
Hatfield will be sentenced on October 26th and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine.