Drug Dealer Sentenced For Cocaine Distribution And Money Laundering Conspiracy
Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced the sentencing of Deldrick D. Jackson, 37, a resident of metro Atlanta, Georgia, July 30, 2013, in Macon, Georgia, before the Honorable Marc T. Treadwell, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia.
Judge Treadwell sentenced Mr. Jackson to serve one hundred thirty (130) months imprisonment, followed by four (4) years supervised release, and a $200.00 mandatory assessment fee.
In entering his plea of guilty, Mr. Jackson admitted that he was involved in a conspiracy to distribute more than 5 kilograms, but less than 15 kilograms of cocaine, to a drug dealer in the Macon, Georgia area. Court documents revealed that Mr. Jackson used a courier to deliver the kilograms of cocaine to Macon. The courier would accept the payments for the illegal drugs on behalf of Mr. Jackson and then return the money to him in metro Atlanta. During his plea, Mr. Jackson also admitted to participating in a money laundering conspiracy which was a result of him receiving the proceeds from illegal drug sales and then using the proceeds to purchase additional cocaine to continue his unlawful drug distribution enterprise.
“This case is an example of what can be accomplished when law enforcement agencies, in this instance the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, work together to get a drug dealer off the streets. At least for the next 130 months, Mr. Jackson will not be polluting our communities with cocaine,” said U.S. Attorney Michael Moore.
“The illegal distribution of cocaine is a plague to our communities in Georgia, and the Drug Enforcement Administration values our strong partnership with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that made the dismantlement of this drug trafficking conspiracy possible,” said Harry S. Sommers, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Atlanta Field Division.
“The attack on money laundering is an essential front in the war on narcotics,” stated Veronica Hyman-Pillot, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. “We are proud to have contributed our financial expertise in order to ensure that those who engage in these illegal activities are vigorously investigated and brought to justice.”
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Verda Colvin.
Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney's Office at (478) 621-2602.