A man arrested in Brooksville for conspiring to distribute several drugs, including methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine, will spend more than ten years in federal prison after pleading guilty to the charges against him. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office participated in the investigation into the case.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, beginning in November of 2022 and on a few dates thereafter, Ja’Vion RaShard Jackson, 23, sold more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, about 52 grams of fentanyl, bottles of promethazine with codeine in addition to cocaine and methorphan to an undercover officer.
On January 12, 2023, agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) executed search warrants at a pair of locations associated with Jackson where at one location, they found quantities of marijuana, the synthetic drug methylenedioxymethamphetamine, commonly known as Ecstasy and prescription pills.
The same day, Jackson and a co-conspirator were arrested at an apartment at 715 Oakdale Ave. in Brooksville. After acting on a warrant, agents found methamphetamine, fentanyl, promethazine with codeine, and firearms inside a vehicle.
Jackson was subsequently arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute the drugs as well as three counts of distributing controlled substances.
He pleaded guilty to the charges in August.
On Nov. 20, U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell sentenced Jackson to 10 years and five months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervision upon his release.