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Newark Resident Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail for Drug Trafficking

By rlsmetro on

A Newark man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Philip R. Sellinger announced.

According to federal officials, Rahim Jackson previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Judge Martinotti imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

According to the documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From 2018 through July 31, 2019, Jackson and others conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least one kilogram of heroin.

Jackson admitted using the Rotunda Recreation and Wellness Center on Clifton Avenue, where he was employed, in furtherance of the conspiracy.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Martinotti sentenced Jackson to five years of supervised release.