Burlington man arrested after drug delivery

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 3, 2000

A Burlington resident faces third-degree felony charges after receiving a special delivery via UPS.

Thursday, February 03, 2000

A Burlington resident faces third-degree felony charges after receiving a special delivery via UPS.

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Steven A. Jackson, 37, 123 Township Road 1426, South Point, awaits his arraignment in the Lawrence County Jail today for charges of trafficking in drugs.

Jackson received a 15.75-pound brick of marijuana in a United Parcel Service delivery Tuesday afternoon that led to his Wednesday-morning arrest, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy Jim Cochran said.

"This evolved out of a UPS shipment," Cochran said. "UPS contacted a party by the name of FIVE Co., a five-county cooperative drug task force agency in Kentucky. FIVE Co. contacted the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday and told us what they had and where it was bound to."

Working in a cooperative effort with the Kentucky task force, sheriff’s department deputies arranged for the package to be delivered to Jackson’s residence, Cochran said.

"A special delivery was made by the officers of FIVE Co. and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department," he said. "The arrest was made after the delivery took place."

The package contained the more than 15 pounds of marijuana, which had been compressed tightly into a square roughly the size of a cinder block, Cochran said. Following the delivery, deputies received a warrant for the premises and returned to the home.

Five officers entered Jackson’s residence at about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Cochran said. The officers served an arrest warrant and Jackson was taken into custody at that time.

While searching the premises, deputies discovered more than the UPS shipment inside Jackson’s home, Cochran added.

"The box containing the marijuana was on the floor and deputies recovered the package," he said. "Deputies also recovered other miscellaneous drugs and drug paraphernalia as well as one loaded 9mm handgun."

Jackson is charged with trafficking in drugs. Only one arrest, Jackson’s, was made at the scene, Cochran said.