North Carolina man sentenced to seven years in prison for methamphetamine distribution
Published 8:15 am Sunday, November 6, 2022
Anthony Jackson, 32, of Wilmington, was sentenced to 84 months in prison for distribution of a quantity of methamphetamine, according to an October 20, 2022 press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of North Carolina.
“Jackson was released from North Carolina State prison in January 2021 after serving an approximately 12-year sentence for Second Degree Murder,” stated the release. “According to the evidence, on November 2, 2021, Jackson and another person arrived at a location in Brunswick County where Jackson sold an undercover ATF agent 27 grams of actual methamphetamine. Following the sale, law enforcement received information that Jackson had driven to the deal with a semi-automatic handgun in the center console of his car.”
Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration, the New Hanover and Brunswick county sheriffs’ offices investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gabe Diaz and Timothy Severo prosecuted.
“This is part of ‘Operation Golfer’ which is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation,” stated the release. “OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.”