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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Elyria man indicted on charges of trafficking fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and crack cocaine

An Elyria man was indicted on charges of trafficking fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and crack cocaine.

The four-count indictment alleges that Terry L. Jackson, Sr., on February 26, 2019, sold crack cocaine and possessed four grams of fentanyl, 17 grams of cocaine and 1.5 grams of methamphetamine.

This case is one of dozens prosecuted as part of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (SOS), in in which any cases involving heroin, fentanyl or any synthetic opioid are prosecuted in federal court. Lorain County is one of 10 communities around the nation selected as a pilot for Operation SOS. The program demonstrates the Justice Department’s continued to commitment to working with local partners to make our community safer.

If convicted, the defendants’ sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal records, if any, the defendants’ role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

This case was investigated by the Elyria Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert Kolansky and Vasile Katsaros.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The burden of proof is always on the government to prove a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.    


Drug Trafficking
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651
Updated May 22, 2019