Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb announced that a Curry County jury found 40-year-old Shannon Dwane Jackson, of Clovis, guilty of Trafficking Controlled Substances, a first degree felony; Tampering with Evidence, a third-degree felony; Resisting Evading or Obstructing an Officer, a misdemeanor; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.
The charges stem from an undercover drug operation by the Region V Drug Task Force.
In October of 2014, a search warrant was executed on Jackson and his residence. During a traffic stop to serve the search warrant, Jackson resisted officers and fled on foot. He was captured a few blocks away and subsequently arrested.
During the search of Jackson and his residence, officers recovered approximately 27.2 grams of crack cocaine, individually packaged in baggies; a large amount of cash; baggies and scales used in the processing and sale of narcotics; and a firearm.
The Honorable Fred Van Soelen presided over the two-day trial. The jury heard testimony from Clovis Police officers and an expert in drug analysis from the New Mexico DPS Crime Lab.
Judge Van Soelen postponed sentencing to a later date. Jackson faces up to 31 years in prison.