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March 1, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SUPPLIER TO EASTERN SHORE DRUG DEALER EXILED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Andrew Jackson, age 39, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Jackson remains detained.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police; Wicomico County Sheriff Michael A. Lewis; Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan; Chief Michael Phillips of the Fruitland Police Department; and Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matthew Maciarello.
According to Jackson’s plea agreement, on May 12, 2011,after intercepting calls from one of Jackson’s co-defendants, law enforcement watched Jackson meet the co-defendant in a store parking lot in Salisbury, Maryland. Jackson provided the co-defendant with a package containing over five kilograms of cocaine. The co-defendant then handed Jackson a shopping bag containing $163,105 in cash. Shortly after the meeting, law enforcement stopped the car being driven by Jackson and recovered the money. On June 8, 2011, Jackson met a co-defendant in Severn, Maryland, where he delivered narcotics to the co-defendant. A search of Jackson’s home on June 29, 2011, recovered $626 in cash from the master bedroom and cocaine residue on the kitchen counter. A subsequent search of Jackson’s car revealed a hidden compartment with two bags containing a total of $71,040 in cash inside. Cocaine residue was also recovered in and around the hidden compartment.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the DEA and the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force, comprised of the Maryland State Police, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Salisbury Police Department, Fruitland Police Department and the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in this investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Kaul, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.