Harrisburg, IL man found guilty of meth-related offenses

Harrisburg, IL man found guilty of meth-related offenses
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HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) - Crimes committed in March of 2017 landed a Harrisburg, Illinois man in custody according to the United States Attorney Donald S. Boyce for the Southern District of Illinois.

Dennis D. Jackson, 32, was found guilty of methamphetamine-related offenses.

The verdict was given following a four-day jury trial at the federal courthouse in Benton, Ill Boyce said.

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He was convicted of three counts of distributing methamphetamine and one count of possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Jury members could not reach a verdict on two counts that charged Jackson with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Boyce said Jackson has been held without bond since August 2017. After the jury gave its verdict, Jackson was returned to the custody of the United States Marshal to await sentencing. That is set for October 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the United States District Court in Benton.

The investigation leading to the charges and conviction was conducted by the Carmi office of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and Illinois State Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys James M. Cutchin and Amanda A Robertson.

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