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Anderson Woman Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession with Intent to Distribute Meth

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated that Jennifer Jackson, age 25, of Liberty, South Carolina, entered a guilty plea yesterday in federal court in Greenville to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. § 841.  United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs of Columbia accepted the guilty plea and will impose the sentence after she has reviewed the presentence report, which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.


Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that on April 4, 2017, Jackson possessed two bags, one of which contained methamphetamine, and the other contained a Kel-tec .40 caliber handgun.  Jackson has prior felony convictions, for which she has not received a pardon.


Ms. Drake stated that the maximum penalty Jackson could receive is Life imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000 dollars.  The case was investigated by agents of ATF and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorneys Jamie Lea Schoen of the Greenville office prosecuted the case.




Jamie Lea Schoen (864) 282-2100

Updated July 21, 2017

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