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Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for His Role in Selling Heroin

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Intercepted during wiretap investigation

A Cedar Rapids, Iowa, man who was involved in the distribution of heroin was sentenced today to five years in federal prison. 

Antoine D. Jackson, age 35, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison sentence after a June 21, 2021 guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute at least 100 grams of heroin. 

Evidence at the plea and sentencing hearings showed that in 2017 and 2018, Jackson and one other individual worked together to sell heroin in the Cedar Rapids area.  In January 2018, investigators conducted a wiretap investigation of a phone operated by Jackson’s accomplice.  Multiple people called the phone daily to arrange for heroin deals.  Jackson’s accomplice would set up the deal, but Jackson would show up to deliver the heroin.  Jackson generally distributed .2 gram of heroin per transaction.  In total, Jackson personally distributed at least 46 grams of heroin. 

Jackson was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Jackson was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term and pay a $100 special assessment fee.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ashley Corkery and was investigated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program of the United States Department of Justice through a cooperative effort of the Drug Enforcement Administration Cedar Rapids Resident

Office, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Cedar Rapids Police Department, and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

Court file information at

The case file number is 21-CR-6.

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Updated January 11, 2022

Drug Trafficking