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Southern District of Illinois

Friday, August 7, 2015

Murphysboro Resident Pleads Guilty To Crack Cocaine And Methamphetamine Offenses

On August 6, 2015, Isaac Jackson, 35, of Murphysboro, pled guilty to a three-count indictment charging two counts of distribution of crack cocaine and methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

The indictment asserts that the offenses occurred on February 24-25, 2015, in Jackson County. Evidence at the plea hearing established that, on February 24 and 25, 2015, Jackson sold both crack cocaine and methamphetamine to a confidential source working for law enforcement. When Jackson was arrested on February 25, 2015, he was in possession of a large amount of U.S. currency and a large amount of crack cocaine, which was packaged for distribution.

The crack cocaine and methamphetamine offenses carry a penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $1,000,000.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Murphysboro Police Department. The Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson for prosecution.

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Updated August 7, 2015