News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2008

Paducah Drug Dealer Sentenced to 5 Years 3 Months
Drugs Worth Over $15,000

MAR 12 -- PADUCAH, KY - Brian D. Jackson, age 20, a previous resident of Michael Drive, Paducah, Kentucky in McCracken County was sentenced to 5 years 3 months imprisonment in United States District Court, Paducah, Kentucky, for possessing with intent to distribute crack-cocaine, cocaine and marijuana, U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today. Thomas B. Russell, Judge, United States District Court, also sentenced Jackson to 4 years supervised release following incarceration. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

Jackson had plead guilty to knowingly and intentionally possessing with the intent to distribute five grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base, commonly known as crack-cocaine, knowingly and intentionally possessing with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing detectable amount of cocaine and knowingly and intentionally possessing with the intent to distribute marijuana.

The investigation revealed that on March 7, 2007, the McCracken County Sheriff's Department received an anonymous tip regarding drug trafficking at a residence on Michael Drive in Paducah, Kentucky. The Sheriff’s Department searched the residence and found 41.4 net grams of crack-cocaine, 64.4 net grams of powder cocaine, approximately 390 gross grams of marijuana, plastic baggies and drug paraphernalia. Jackson, who was living at the Michael Drive residence, admitted that the crack-cocaine, the powder cocaine, the marijuana, and the other drug evidence all belonged to him. Defendant also admitted to law enforcement that he had been selling marijuana for the past six months and that he had been selling cocaine for the past four months.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michele Thielhorn, and it was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department.

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