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A Harrisburg man was found guilty on Thursday of federal methamphetamine offenses, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Donald S. Boyce.

Dennis D. Jackson, 32, was found guilty of three counts of distributing meth and one count of possessing meth with the intent to distribute. The offenses happened in March of last year, according to the release. The conviction comes after a four-day jury trial at the federal courthouse in Benton. 

Jackson was also charged with two counts of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and being a felon in possession of a weapon; the jury could not reach a verdict on those counts.

Jackson has been held without bond since August 2017. He is in custody of the U.S. Marshal while he awaits sentencing, which is set for 10:30 a.m. Oct. 24.

The investigation leading to the charges was conducted by the Carmi office of the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force and Illinois State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorneys James M. Cutchin and Amanda A. Robertson prosecuted the case.

— The Southern

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