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Magoffin man arrested on federal indictment

PIKEVILLE – A Magoffin County man was arrested last week on a federal drug indictment.

Daniel Jackson, 57, of Salyersville, was picked up in Morgan County on Friday, June 14, by U.S. Marshals, and taken to Pike County Detention Center, where he remains at press time, scheduled for an arraignment on Monday, June 24, in federal court in Pikeville.

Jackson was arrested on charges relating to a federal indictment issued on May 23, charging Jackson with possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine and fentanyl).

According to the indictment, on or about February 7, 2024, in Magoffin County, Jackson allegedly possessed quantities of fentanyl and methamphetamine, both Schedule II controlled substances, with the intent to distribute the substances.

Since he allegedly had 50 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine, he is facing not less than 5 years and not more than 40 years of imprisonment, not more than a $5 million fine, and at least 4 years supervised release, plus a mandatory special assessment of $100.
Magoffin County Sheriff Bill Meade told Mortimer Media Group, “Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation stemming from a traffic stop conducted by Deputy Eugene Salyer, where we stopped Daniel Jackson. We recovered approximately 2 ounces of methamphetamine and fentanyl from him. This investigation was adopted into the federal system and there was a federal indictment handed down on Mr. Jackson for distribution of methamphetamine and fentanyl. Daniel Jackson was located by the Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal Service last Friday in the adjoining county, and the arrest warrant was served on him at that time. He was transported to a detention facility where he will be sitting before the federal magistrate on those charges.”
While Meade couldn’t elaborate on ongoing investigations, he was able to confirm that he expects more indictments to be handed down in the coming months.
“We have made many controlled drug buys,” Sheriff Meade said. “We have had approximately 30 indictments handed down on drug related charges, a number of those have been served and some of those we’re still trying to locate. The bulk of the controlled buys are yet to be presented to the grand jury. They will be forthcoming. We have several other federal investigations that are active and we anticipate federal indictments are coming in those investigations.”
He also reminded the public that they are always welcoming any information to help combat the drug problem, noting that people can remain anonymous.
“I would tell the people of the county everything is moving along very well,” Meade said. “We still intend to combat the drug problem aggressively and I would say to anyone who has any information about the drug activity in Magoffin County, please call the Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office. Give us the information. We’re not interested in names or anything like that, we just want the information.”
The Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office phone number is 606-349-2914.
Editor’s Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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