A Dubuque man that intended to distribute fentanyl and heroin was sentenced today to more than 3 years in federal prison.
Samson S. Jackson, age 35, from Dubuque, Iowa, received the prison term after a July 28, 2021 guilty plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
In a plea agreement, Jackson admitted that, on April 10, 2020, law enforcement officers searched his residence in Dubuque and recovered over 20 grams of a heroin/fentanyl mixture and over 9 grams of heroin. Jackson admitted that he intended to distribute some or all of the heroin and heroin/fentanyl mixture to another person.
Jackson was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams. Jackson was sentenced to 41 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
Jackson is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dillan Edwards and investigated by the Dubuque Drug Task Force.
Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.
The case file number is 20-CR-1028.
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Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Northern District of Iowa