A man from Dubuque who intended to distribute fentanyl and heroin was sentenced today to more than 3 years in federal prison.

Samson S. Jackson, 35, of Dubuque, Iowa, was sentenced to jail after pleading guilty on July 28, 2021 to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

In a plea deal, Jackson admitted that on April 10, 2020, law enforcement officers raided his residence in Dubuque and recovered more than 20 grams of a heroin / fentanyl mixture and more than 9 grams of ‘heroin. Jackson admitted that he intended to distribute some or all of the heroin / heroin / fentanyl mixture to another person.

Jackson was sentenced to Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge CJ Williams. Jackson was sentenced to 41 months in prison. He must also serve a three-year supervised release sentence after the prison sentence. There is no parole in the federal system.

Jackson is being held by the United States Marshal until he can be transported to federal prison.

The case was continued by Assistant United States Attorney Dillan Edwards and was investigated by the Dubuque Drug Task Force.

Information on the Court’s file at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.

The file number is 20-CR-1028.

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