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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Jury Convicts Cedar Park Man for Impersonating an FBI Agent

WACO – A federal jury yesterday convicted 52-year-old Jonathan Jefferson Ferris on two counts of impersonating a federal agent.

Evidence presented during trial revealed that on multiple occasions in July and August 2019, Ferris entered a pharmacy in Temple looking to fill an out-of-state prescription for Fentanyl patches.  Ferris always identified himself to the pharmacy employee as an out-of-town FBI agent on temporary assignment.  Ferris wore a lanyard with a fake FBI identification card attached and used fraudulent documentation purportedly from the FBI to support his request for filling the Fentanyl prescriptions.

U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs of the FBI’s San Antonio Division made today’s announcement.

Ferris faces up to three years in federal prison.  Sentencing is scheduled for September 29, 2021, before U.S. District Judge Alan Albright.

The FBI conducted this investigation together with investigators from DEA Diversion and the Cedar Park Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Frazier is prosecuting this case.

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Updated June 29, 2021