- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Jackson County jury has convicted a man caught with cocaine near an elementary school.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2dZTloI) the jury Wednesday found 36-year-old John Ellis Cole, of Gautier, guilty of transfer of a controlled substance. The charge also carried an enhanced penalty since the transfer occurred within 1,500 feet of College Park Elementary School.

Prosecutors said Cole gave less than two grams of cocaine to a confidential informant, who was wearing an audio/video recording device on May 28, 2014.

Judge Kathy Jackson set Cole’s sentencing for Oct.14.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com



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