Convicted cocaine trafficker sentenced to 27 years in federal prison

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    Convicted cocaine trafficker sentenced to 27 years in federal prison

    FORT PIERCE — A Brevard County man was sentenced to serve more than a quarter-century in federal prison for being part of a cocaine distribution network stretched from Broward and Palm Beach counties to the Treasure and Space coasts.

    Todd Jackson Sr., 42, of Rockledge, was sentenced to more than 27 years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to possess more than five kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

    Several federal and local law enforcement agencies in St. Lucie County began investigating Jackson in November. According to the report, Jackson ran a trafficking ring that was part of a larger cocaine trafficking organization that was importing cocaine from Haiti and the Bahamas and selling it in Broward, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Brevard counties.

    Agents raided numerous sites and seized 243 kilograms of cocaine, 80 grams of crack cocaine, as well as large amounts of marijuana and ecstasy, firearms, $114,002 in cash and jewelry worth an estimated $444,000.

    Seven other members of the ring have been indicted, including Quentin Dixon, 38, of Fort Pierce.

    Originally published 01:00 a.m., September 20, 2009
    Updated 05:12 p.m., September 20, 2009

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