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Liberty woman pleads guilty to federal drugs, weapons charges

GREENVILLE — The U.S. Attorneys Office announced recently that Jennifer Jackson, 25, of Liberty entered a guilty plea in federal court in Greenville to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. § 841.

U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs of Columbia accepted the guilty plea and will impose the sentence after she has reviewed the pre-sentence report, which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that on April 4, 2017, Jackson possessed two bags, one of which contained methamphetamine, and the other contained a Kel-tec .40 caliber handgun. Jackson has prior felony convictions, for which she has not received a pardon.

U.S. Attorney Beth Drake stated that the maximum penalty Jackson could receive is life imprisonment and a fine of $1 million. The case was investigated by agents of ATF and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jamie Lea Schoen of the Greenville office prosecuted the case.

Staff Report