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Drug Trafficker from Monroe Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Term

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana

MONROE, La. - United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced the sentencing of a Monroe man for his role in the trafficking of narcotics in the Monroe area. United States District Judge Terry A. Doughty sentenced Oterrance Jackson, 46, of Monroe, Louisiana, to 168 months (14  years) in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, on drug trafficking charges. Jackson pleaded guilty on September 9, 2022, to charges in a federal indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense. 

Law enforcement agents with the Metro Narcotics Unit in Monroe and task force officers with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) became aware in the fall of 2020 that Jackson was selling large amounts of narcotics out of his residence on Dawnview Street in Monroe. Agents began surveillance of the residence and were able to determine that Jackson was living at the residence. On December 15, 2020, agents obtained a search warrant for Jackson’s residence and during the search found approximately 19 pounds of marijuana located in large Ziploc bags, 1,710 ecstasy pills, 64 grams of powder cocaine, 54 grams of crack cocaine, 610 pills of suspected Viagra, and approximately $20,000 in cash. Agents also found a loaded Glock Model 17 9mm firearm with an extended magazine and a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver in the master bedroom. The narcotics were taken to the criminalistics laboratory for testing and the suspected ecstasy pills were confirmed to contain over 28 grams of methamphetamine and the suspected Viagra pills were found to have over 28 grams of fentanyl. Jackson is a convicted felon and has prior felony convictions for possession of cocaine in 1998 and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in 2014.

“Agents recovered a smorgasbord of drugs from Mr. Jackson’s home, including fentanyl, the most dangerous drug we’re dealing with right now,” said U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown. “This lethal substance has indeed reared its ugly head in northeast Louisiana and those with substance abuse issues or abuse narcotics illegally are at grave risk indicated by recent overdose deaths in the Monroe area and across the south. Given Jackson’s criminal history, this sentence is appropriate, and we will continue to be aggressive in prosecuting these types of offenders.”

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Monroe Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Aaron Crawford.

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Updated December 13, 2022

Drug Trafficking