A Pitt County man received a 16-year prison sentence in federal court Tuesday on drug trafficking charges.
A news release, issued Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice, said that Eric Pascal Jackson, 37, of Grifton, will serve up to 192 months in prison followed by five years of supervised probation.
Jackson was indicted on various drug charges in May 2011 by a federal grand jury. In August 2010, Jackson pled guilty to two counts of distribution of cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, the release said.
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