Man in jail facing additional drug charges, time

Published 7:00 am Thursday, April 14, 2016

Several months of investigation led to additional charges being placed against a man who is already in jail.
Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison said the suspect in question is 43-year-old Gene Callais, who had an address of 171 Ozona Road prior to being arrested on Feb. 5 of this year for a revoked bond.
His bond was revoked because the investigation gathered evidence that he was selling narcotics from his home while on probation for a previous conviction of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, Allison said.
While Callias was on probation, detectives gathered evidence leading to his arrest and subsequent conviction on the charge of conspiring to sell a controlled substance, Allison said. The sheriff said Callais now has a tentative release date of 2025, Allison said.
Since his most recent conviction, detectives have gathered more evidence that led to them securing warrants on Callais for four other felony drug violations, including two counts of sale of a controlled substance and two counts of conspiracy to sell a controlled substance, Allison said.
If convicted of these additional charges, he could face a maximum sentence of 76 years in the custody of MDOC.
Allison said his office is going to present the case to the District Attorney’s office. Fifteenth District Attorney Hal Kittrell said his office will take the case and present it to a grand jury at the earliest possible time to determine if Callais will be indicted on those additional charges.
If he is convicted, the additional time will be added to the time he is currently serving, Kittrell said.

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