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Pottsville Man Sentenced To 60 Months’ Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking And Firearm Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on December 2, 2022, Casian Amir Jackson-Flowers, age 22, of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion for drug trafficking and firearm offenses.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Jackson-Flowers previously pleaded guilty to possessing with the intent to distribute over 50 grams and more of methamphetamine and 40 grams and more of fentanyl, as well as possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number.  On October 2, 2021, in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Jackson-Flowers possessed approximately 158 grams of methamphetamine, 111 grams of fentanyl, and 53 grams of marijuana in a bookbag which he threw away while being chased by officers of the Pottsville Police Department.  Jackson-Flowers also possessed a 9mm Ruger P89 pistol with an obliterated serial number which was recovered in a backyard near where he was observed fleeing from the police.

The matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Schuylkill County District Attorney’s Office, and the Pottsville Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney James Buchanan prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

This case was also brought as part of a district wide initiative to combat the nationwide epidemic regarding the use and distribution of heroin.  Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the Heroin Initiative targets heroin traffickers operating in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and is part of a coordinated effort among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit heroin related offenses.

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Updated December 6, 2022

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses