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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 22, 2019

Cincinnati Man Sentenced to 336 Months for Distributing Methamphtamine

COVINGTON, Ky. — Rodney Jackson, 42, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was sentenced on Thursday, by United States District Judge David Bunning, to 336 months in federal prison for possessing Methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Jackson was convicted in October 2018, following a two-day jury trial.  According to the evidence, Covington Police conducting a traffic stop and found multiple baggies that contained more than 23 grams of crystal methamphetamine packaged for sale.  Because Jackson had prior felony convictions for drug trafficking, he qualified as a “career offender,” pursuant to the United States Sentencing Guidelines, which subjected him to an increased sentence.  Jackson was also on supervised release, for a prior federal firearms conviction, at the time of this offense.           

Under federal law, Jackson must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for a term of eight years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and James Robert Brown, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, jointly made the announcement. 

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and the Covington Police Department.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Tony Bracke.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 22, 2019