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Pennsylvania man sentenced for possession and distribution of cocaine and heroin

SCRANTON, Pa. – A Pennsylvania man was sentenced Wednesday for possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith, Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Cameron Jackson, 32, formerly of Taylor, Pa., was sentenced to 151 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of the FBI and Scranton Police Department in a joint task force which is investigating illegal alien street gang activity in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The investigation culminated in a search warrant being served on Jackson's residence in December 2010. Drug paraphernalia, illegal drugs and drug proceeds were recovered during the execution of the search warrant.

Additionally, law enforcement officers were able to make multiple controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Jackson during transactions that occurred in Scranton. After his arrest by local authorities, Jackson's criminal case was adopted for federal prosecution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd K. Hinkley, of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Scranton, prosecuted the case.