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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

Thursday, May 15, 2014

KC Man Sentenced for Possessing PCP to Distribute


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for possessing phencyclidine, or PCP, to distribute.

Jamel Jackson, 37, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 10 years in federal prison without parole.

On Dec. 23, 2013, Jackson pleaded guilty to possessing PCP with the intent to distribute.

Jackson was arrested on Dec. 21, 2011, by Kansas City police detectives who were conducting surveillance on him in order to arrest him on an outstanding Jackson County warrant for drug trafficking. At the time of his arrest, Jackson was driving a rental car. When the car was searched, investigators found the PCP, including two packages of More brand cigarettes (which are commonly dipped into PCP liquid by distributors and then smoked by PCP users), four small glass bottles containing PCP residue and a bottle in Crown Royal bag containing 128.77 grams of PCP liquid.

While he was detained after his arrest, Jackson made several telephone calls from the monitored detention unit phone system. During these calls, he made several statements about the rental car he had been driving and its contents. In one call Jackson stated, “I could’ve swore I hid them things in there.”

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Venneman. It was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Updated January 15, 2015