Deondraye R. Jackson, 23, Harrisburg, was sentenced Tuesday in Saline County Circuit Court by Judge Walden E. Morris to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and two years mandatory supervised release.
Jackson pled guilty to the offense of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine), a class 1 felony. Jacson was ordered to pay $19,351 in fines, fees, restitution, costs and forefietures, according to a press release from the Saline County State’s Attorney’s Office.
In addition Jackson was ordered to forfeit a .357 Magnum revolver and a .25 caliber Titan pistol to the Harrisburg Police Department.
On Sept. 12 the grand jury of Saline County returned and indictment charging Mr. Jackson with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine), a class 1 felony. Class 1 felonies are punishable by a term of incarceration from four to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and a $25,000 fine.
The investigation was led by Illinois State Police/Southern Illinois Drug Task Force. On March 8, 2011, the Illinois State Police/Southern Illinois Drug Task Force was conducting an investigation into the sale and delivery of controlled substances in Saline County. During the course of the investigation, Jackson sold an informant 2.2 grams of cocaine.
Assistant State's Attorney, Jason Olson led the successful prosecution of Mr. Jackson.