Bossier Parish jury finds drug dealer guilty

Bossier Parish jury finds drug dealer guilty
Billy Gene Jackson, Jr. (Source: Bossier Parish District Attorney's Office)
Billy Gene Jackson, Jr. (Source: Bossier Parish District Attorney's Office)

BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - After a 2-day trial, a Bossier Parish jury found Billy Gene Jackson, Sr. guilty of two counts of distribution of schedule I and schedule II narcotics.

An investigation by the Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force revealed Jackson was selling drugs from his town home located on Orleans Avenue in Bossier City.

The Task Force was able to capture audio and video of drug transactions which took place on different days in 2013 and involved the sale of synthetic marijuana and crack cocaine.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Doug Stinson.

"The task force officers should be commended for their work and Doug did a great job presenting this case to the jury," said Bossier/Webster District Attorney Schuyler Marvin. "We are pleased that this drug dealer is off the streets and is no longer able to peddle his poison in Bossier."
Sentencing by Judge Mike Nerren has been set for November 2.

Jackson faces up to 30 years in prison and could be fined up to $50,000. He could face even more jail time if he is prosecuted as a habitual felon.
time if he is also prosecuted as a habitual felon. "We do plan to file a habitual offender bill against Mr. Jackson" said Stinson. "The Bossier District Attorney's

Office recognizes the destruction illegal drugs cause and we will prosecute drug dealers when they choose to commit these crimes in Bossier Parish."

Copyright 2016 KSLA. All rights reserved.