Probe nets drug arrest

Published 9:34 pm Wednesday, June 25, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell – news editor
Members of the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force arrested a Castleberry man on drug charges following the execution of a search warrant June 20.
Jimmy Benjamin Jackson, 42, of 207 JayBee Lane in Castleberry, was arrested at his Escambia County residence by DTF officers when they executed a search warrant at the location.
Jackson was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, second degree and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
DTF agents recovered OxyContin tablets, currency and marijuana from the residence.
The search warrant executed by DTF agents followed a long-term investigation by the agency in reference to the distribution of OxyContin in Escambia County.
Jackson was booked into the Escambia County on $8,500 bond. He was released on bond Tuesday.
The 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force is comprised of law enforcement agencies including the Escambia County Sheriff's Department; Atmore, Brewton, East Brewton Poarch and Flomaton Police Departments; the Escambia County District Attorney's office and the Escambia County Commission.
DTF receives 50 percent of its funding from a grant made possible through funds from the Bureau of Justice Affairs Division of the United States Department of Justice and is administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.
The remainder of the department's funding is made possible by the Escambia County Sheriff's Department, Atmore and Brewton Police Departments and the Escambia County District Attorney's office.