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Man with 23 Grams of Meth Busted by Covington Police, Headed to Prison

A Cincinnati man was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison on Thursday following a two-day trial last fall that led to his conviction.

Rodney Jackson, 42, was stopped while driving by Covington Police who found inside the vehicle twenty-three grams of crystal methamphetamine packaged for sale.

A federal jury convicted Jackson last October on a charge of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced Jackson to 336 months on Thursday at the U.S. Courthouse in Covington. Because Jackson qualified as a "career offender", he was subjected to an increased sentence.

Jackson had been on supervised release for a prior federal firearms conviction when he was arrested on the meth charge.

Under federal law, Jackson must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for a term of eight years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and James Robert Brown, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, jointly made the announcement.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and the Covington Police Department. The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Tony Bracke.

-Staff report

Photo via Kenton County Detention Center