Clovis Man Found Guilty of Trafficking Drugs

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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.

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