St. Landry

Sep 28, 2010 6:03 PM

Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Drug Trafficking

The Opelousas Police Dept in conjunction with the Gulf Coast HIDTA DEA Task Force is announcing that Mr. Don Paul “DUKE” Jackson of Opelousas has been sentenced to twenty years in Federal prison on Federal Drug trafficking charges. The sentencing is the result of the joint efforts between the Opelousas Dept., and the D.E.A. targeting major drug traffickers in and around the Opelousas area.  The Opelousas Police Dept has an officer assigned to the GULF COAST H.I.D.TA. D.E.A. TASK FORCE to work with the group in targeting higher level narcotics traffickers in and around the Opelousas area.  Mr. Don Paul Jackson was indicted on April 06, 2010 in U.S. District court, Western District of Louisiana on Federal Drug trafficking Charges.  Mr. Jackson at the time of his convictions was already in state custody and serving time for several violent offenses of which he plea bargained to early this year in state court.  Mr. Jackson has an extensive criminal history dating back to 1986.  He was considered to be a major narcotics trafficker moving multiple kilos of cocaine, and was an offender with violent background.  Mr. Jackson had previously served time for a federal drug trafficking conviction in the early 90’s. Mr. Jackson was sentenced today on the distribution of more than 50grams of crack cocaine.  Mr. Jackson’s sentencing on will serve as a major blow to narcotics trafficking in the Opelousas area. This should be another warning to anyone who is involved in the illegal drug trade; severe consequences could and will be forth coming if they chose to stay in the “Game”.  “Get out now while you still have your freedom”.  This is another major drug dealer removed from the streets of Opelousas by the dedicated members of the Opelousas Police Dept, who are relentless in their fight against illegal drug trafficking.


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