Jackson drug dealer gets 40 years

By Terrapinzflyer · Sep 15, 2009 · ·
  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Jackson drug dealer gets 40 years

    A Jackson resident considered to be one of Hinds County’s most notorious drug suspects has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, state officials announced today.

    Edward Lynn Stapleton, 30, pleaded guilty on Monday to possession of the drug ecstasy with intent to distribute. Stapleton received a 30-year sentence, plus a penalty enhancement of 30 years, with 20 of those years suspended.

    He was indicted on three counts of sale of MDMA and possession of MDMA. Authorities say Stapleton sold a total of 300 dosage units of MDMA, or ecstasy, with an estimated street value of $1,500.

    Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics officials say that Stapleton’s criminal history and the amount of drugs involved in the case allowed prosecutors to enhance charges against him.

    The case is a result of a months-long investigation by the federally funded Jackson Enforcement Team, which tracks drugs and violence cases considered to be among the worst in Hinds County.

    "This sends a clear message that Judge Priester and Judge Gowan are serious about sentencing repeat offenders in Hinds County," said MBN Director Marshall Fisher.




    this is absolutely insane. 40 years for selling ecstasy- and only 300 doses at that. thats essentially a life sentence. :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

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  1. Dead-N
    300 pills is not much at all :( SWIM used to purchase X in 100 pill lots for personal use since he doesn't like dealing with dealers often.

    This is just crazy... you rarely even get 40 years for murder these days.
  2. Smirnoff
    these days you pocess drug you get about 20-40 years but if you rape someone you get only about 10-20 years... the real world has never been logical
  3. chinpokomaster
    When I saw the title I thought it'd be about that doctor whatshisface that drip-doped Jacko.
  4. anonuser30500
    Wow, 40 years for 300 tablets!

    In the UK, you'd need to be planning to blow up thousands of people to get that much time.
  5. Terrapinzflyer
    yea- if I knew how to change the thread title I would. It was the original news story title- and didn't catch the confusion of it till too late. :s
  6. One Eyed
    It's unreal - 40 years for $1500 worth of MDMA?!?!?!! How is that justice when murderers, paedos and rapists get half that at best?

    At least when a dealer deals they are not victimising anybody, just supplying them with something they have asked for, unlike the aforementioned criminals.

    Why is it called common sense when there seems to be so little of it?
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