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meth manufacturer sentenced to federal prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2012

WILMINGTON - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced JULIUS GRANT JACKSON, 27, of Erwin, North Carolina, to 113 months imprisonment.

     A Federal Grand Jury returned a Superseding Criminal Indictment on October 19, 2011.  On February 27, 2012, JACKSON pled guilty to maliciously damaging, destroying or attempting to damage or destroy, by means of fire or explosion, any building,  vehicle, or other real or personal property used in interstate commerce or in any activity affecting interstate or foreign commerce, in violation of Titel 18, United States Code, Section 844(i), and possessing equipment, chemicals, products or material with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 843(a)(b). 

According to the investigation, local police received information on November 28, 2010, that JACKSON had been manufacturing methamphetamine in the woods off Bee Farm Lane in Dunn, North Carolina, and that he had left the area with methamphetamine and the materials used to cook the drug.  A traffic stop was conducted and a search of JACKSON revealed 1.6 grams of methamphetamine.  Law enforcement also observed a plastic container comprising active chemicals in the processing of creating methamphetamine.  A search warrant of the vehicle and JACKSON’s residence was obtained.  In the vehicle officers found cookware, a condenser, Coleman fuel, a pill crusher, and a propane tank, all used for the production of methamphetamine. 

Upon questioning JACKSON, he admitted that he and another individual had used a Molotov cocktail to intentionally burn a vehicle on September 27, 2010.  

Investigation of this case was conducted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office and the Erwin Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer E. Wells prosecuted the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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