Clovis NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that on March 8, 2019, a Curry County jury found Shannon Dwane Jackson, age 40, of Clovis, guilty of Trafficking Controlled Substances, a first degree felony; Tampering with Evidence, a third degree felony; Resisting Evading or Obstructing an Officer, a misdemeanor; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.
The charges stem from an undercover drug operation by the Region V Drug Task Force. In October of 2014, a search warrant was executed on Jackson and his residence. During a traffic stop to serve the search warrant, Jackson resisted officers and fled on foot. He was captured a few blocks away and subsequently arrested. During the search of Jackson and his residence, officers recovered approximately 27.2 grams of crack cocaine, individually packaged in baggies; a large amount of cash; baggies and scales used in the processing and sale of narcotics; and a firearm.
The Honorable Fred Van Soelen presided over the two-day trial. The jury heard testimony from Clovis Police officers and an expert in drug analysis from the New Mexico DPS Crime Lab. Judge Van Soelen postponed sentencing to a later date. Jackson faces up to 31 years in prison.
Assistant District Attorneys Arwen Gaddis and Lara Maierhofer prosecuted the case for the State. Assistant Public Defender, Ibukun Adepoju, represented Jackson.
For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.