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Columbus man sentenced to 10 years in prison for dealing meth

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Columbus man was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 120 months in prison for trafficking methamphetamine.

Jerrell E. Harrison, 23, of Columbus, was arrested in September 2023 and pleaded guilty in December 2023 to two counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Harrison is also known as “T” and “Chubbs.”

According to court documents, in January and February 2023, Harrison sold hundreds of grams of methamphetamine to undercover agents. The drugs field tested at 99 percent and 100 percent purity.

In recordings of Harrison, he discussed owning more than 20 firearms and offered to sell them. He also produced a loaded handgun and stated that he carried his “baby” because one his “trap houses” in the Bottoms was recently shot up, and he had to return fire.

Harrison also offered to sell Glock switches – devices that turn a semi-automatic weapon into a fully automatic machineguns – to the undercover agents.

Additionally, Harrison told the undercover agents he could sell them fentanyl for $1,000 an ounce and said it was the “best price in the city.”

Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Daryl S. McCormick, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), announced the sentence imposed by U.S. District Court Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. Assistant United States Attorney Noah R. Litton is representing the United States in this case.

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Updated May 31, 2024

Drug Trafficking