For Immediate Release
Savannah Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Prostitution Conspiracies, Possessing Machine Gun
'All Profit' Jackson Faces Up to Life in Federal Prison
SAVANNAH, GA: A former California resident known for carrying a machine gun while perpetrating crimes has admitted operating a major drug-trafficking conspiracy.
Anthony Wilson Jackson, a/k/a “All Profit,” a/k/a “AP,” 49, of Savannah, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana; Conspiracy to Engage in Interstate Prostitution; Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; Illegal Possession of a Machine Gun; Possession of a Machine Gun in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime; and Money Laundering Conspiracy, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.
The charges carry a minimum sentence of 30 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life in prison, substantial fines and – if not a life sentence – a period of supervised release after completion of the prison sentence. There is no parole in the federal system.
“Anthony Jackson is a gun-carrying pimp who sold human beings just as freely as he trafficked in narcotics,” said U.S. Attorney Christine. “His freedom, however, will now come to an end with substantial time in federal prison as his future.”
According to court documents and testimony, Jackson and two co-defendants – who also have admitted guilt in the case – operated a drug-trafficking operation that distributed thousands of pounds of marijuana throughout the Savannah area.
In addition, Jackson operated and advertised a prostitution business through an online classified advertising site that trafficked women in the Savannah area and in other cities including those in South Carolina, Virginia, California, Nevada, Maryland and Michigan. Jackson, previously convicted of a felony, was known to carry firearms including a fully-automatic pistol while overseeing the drug trafficking and prostitution conspiracies.
“The plea today is another reminder that ATF and our local, state and federal partners will continue to work together and protect the safety of our citizens,” said Henry Countryman, Acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
“Jackson and his organization preyed upon the community, distributing poison and destroying lives, thankfully their reign of terror is over,” said acting Special Agent in Charge Robert Hammer, who oversees Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) operations in Georgia and Alabama.
“HSI along with its partners will continue to work tirelessly to combat criminal organizations that threaten our communities.” “This is just another step by law enforcement to stand up to the threat of human and drug trafficking organizations who deal dangerous substances on our streets, while also selling human beings,” said Andrew Thornton, Jr., Acting Special Agent in Charge IRS-Criminal Investigations, Atlanta Field Office. “IRS-CI will continue to work with our law enforcement partners in an effort to dismantle illegal narcotics and human trafficking organizations by following the money and leveraging our resources.”
“One of the main goals of the Savannah Police Department is to target those who are using firearms to commit crimes,” said Savannah Police Chief Roy Minter. “This case and conviction shows the hard stance we, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, are taking in regard to these crimes and anyone who decides to jeopardize the safety of our city.”
The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), IRS-CI, the ATF, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), and the Savannah Police Department, and prosecuted for the United States by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tania Groover and E. Greg Gilluly.