The Nolan County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division, initiated a year-long investigation involving the distribution of narcotics, namely methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana in Nolan County. The investigation has resulted in multiple indictments against multiple individuals. More indictments are expected.
The 32nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office successfully prosecuted the first of those individuals, Daniel Charles Jackson, for (1) Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, (2) Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), and (3) Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Methamphetamine).
On Tuesday, a jury trial commenced against Mr. Jackson in the 32nd Judicial District Court of Nolan County, Texas. On Thursday evening, the jury found Mr. Jackson guilty of all three charges. On Friday afternoon, the jury sentenced Mr. Jackson to 76 years for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, 75 years for Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), and 74 years for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Methamphetamine). While the sentences will run concurrently, because of the Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity charge, Jackson will be required to serve no less than half of the 76-year sentence before being considered for parole.
Some of the co-conspirators are now awaiting trial, with additional arrests and prosecutions expected in relation to this investigation.
“The citizens of Nolan County do not want drug dealers here. The Sheriff’s Office stands strong with the community against criminals like Mr. Jackson. The Nolan County Sheriff’s Office, along with its many State and Federal partners will continue efforts to not only disrupt, but also dismantle each and every criminal organization operating within this county,” said Sheriff David Warren.
“I could not be prouder of my dedicated NCSO staff and the team effort with the Texas Department of Public Safety. The District Attorney’s office did a great job of prosecuting the case and together, we will be making a significant dent in the illegal drug trafficking here in Nolan County.
I especially want to thank the exceptional men and women that served on the jury. Their diligence and verdict will send a loud message to drug dealers that come here simply to profit by destroying our community,” said Warren.