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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Friday, July 13, 2018

Harrisburg Man Convicted of Methamphetamine Offenses


Dennis D. Jackson, 32, of Harrisburg, Illinois, was found guilty of methamphetamine related offenses on Thursday following a four day jury trial at the federal courthouse in Benton, announced Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. Jackson was convicted of three counts of distributing methamphetamine and one count of possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The offenses were committed in March 2017.

The jury was unable to reach a verdict on two counts that charged Jackson with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Jackson has been held without bond since August 2017. Following the jury’s verdict, he was returned to the custody of the United States Marshal to await sentencing, which is currently set for October 24, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at the United States District Court in Benton.

The investigation leading to the charges and conviction was conducted by the Carmi office of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and Illinois State Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys James M. Cutchin and Amanda A. Robertson.

Drug Trafficking
Updated July 13, 2018