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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Covington Man Sentenced to 252 Months for Armed Drug Trafficking

COVINGTON, Ky. – A Covington man, Deshaun A. Jackson, 39, was sentenced to 252 months in federal prison on Tuesday, by U.S District Judge David Bunning, after previously pleading guilty to conspiring to distribute crack cocaine, distribution of crack cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.           

Jackson led a conspiracy that distributed approximately a kilogram of crack cocaine, and lesser amounts of heroin, in the Covington area from March through July 2020.  Jackson also possessed a firearm in furtherance of the commission of these offenses.  Jackson has four prior felony convictions, including two for drug trafficking. 

Jackson pleaded guilty in October 2021

Under federal law, Jackson must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for 10 years after his release from prison. 

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Jodi Cohen, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Rob Nader, Chief of the Covington Police Department, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force and the Covington Police Department.  The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Contact: 
CONTACT: Gabrielle Dudgeon PHONE: (859) 685-4843 E-MAIL: gabrielle.dudgeon@usdoj.gov
Updated February 8, 2022