Christopher Jackson to Serve 10 Years for Cocaine Distribution and Firearm Related Charges

FREDERICK- March 11, 2019, Christopher Jackson, 29, of Silver Spring, MD appeared before the Honorable Judge Mary E. McCormick and entered guilty pleas to Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Possession of Firearm With Felony Conviction.  The defendant was sentenced to a total of 35 years in the Division of Corrections, with all but 10 years suspended.  Upon release, he will be placed on 5 years supervised probation.

On October 2, 2018, an Officer observed two vehicles in a parking lot while conducting a business check in the area of the Taco Bell on West Patrick Street.  As the Officer approached one of the vehicles, he detected a strong odor of unburned marijuana coming from the driver and the vehicle.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as the defendant.  A baggie containing .5 grams of cocaine was found on the Defendant’s person.  A search of the vehicle resulted in a total of 5.8 grams of heroin, 19.1 grams of cocaine, 21 Adderall pills, 64.5 grams of phencyclidine (PCP), 14.4 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, a loaded 9mm handgun, and $2,236 in cash being seized.   The Defendant is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The State was represented by Assistant State’s Attorney Amanda Leatherman.

J. Charles Smith, III

State’s Attorney for Frederick County, Maryland