Bassfield drug raid
Published 2:12 pm Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Three Hattiesburg residents are facing federal charges stemming from a multi-count indictment.
Agents recovered around 18 kilos of cocaine along with $1.1 million in cash from Bassfield residence.
FBI, DEA, IRS, and MBN agents arrested Fredrick Booth and Chris Booth at a Bassfield residence Wednesday afternoon after serving high risk search warrants.
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Shalonda Hill, a school teacher with Hattiesburg Public Schools, was also arrested Wednesday at a Hattiesburg location.
Fredrick Booth was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substance, conspiracy to commit money laundering, money laundering, and three counts of engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from unlawful activity. He pled guilty to all counts.
Shalonda Hill is charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering, money laundering and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from unlawful activity.
According to Hattiesburg Public School District Public Relations Director Jas Smith, Hill was a third grade teacher at Rowan Elementary School. The school district is cooperating with all agencies involved and Hill has been placed on administrative leave until the outcome of the investigation.
The charges for Chris Booth were unknown at press time.