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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Tennessee
Kevin G. Ritz, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Friday, February 24, 2023

Convicted Felon Sentenced to Over 11 Years for Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm and Possession of Methamphetamine With the Intent To Distribute

Jackson, TN – Cassius Sinclair Jordan, 38, of Huntingdon, Tennessee has been sentenced to over 11 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. United States Attorney Kevin G. Ritz announced the sentence today.

According to the information presented in court, on May 28, 2020, at approximately 12:30 a.m., an officer with the Huntingdon Police Department observed a vehicle parked with the rear of the vehicle in the roadway. As the officer approached the vehicle, he observed the driver laying across the steering wheel as if he was asleep. The officer awakened the driver and identified him as the defendant, Cassius Sinclair Jordan.

The officer observed a glass pipe and a cigarette lighter in Jordan’s hands and directed him to exit the vehicle, at which time he was detained. A search of the vehicle revealed the following:

  • A Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun, which was loaded with nine rounds
  • An additional 12 .40 caliber rounds of ammunition
  • A bag containing approximately 93 grams of methamphetamine
  • A bag containing 41 Xanax tablets
  • A bag containing 14.2 grams of marijuana
  • $7,285.75 in cash
  • A box of baggies
  • Digital scales

According to the laboratory report issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the methamphetamine seized from Jordan's vehicle tested positive for methamphetamine hydrochloride with a net weight of 93.89 grams and a purity level of 97%.

A special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) examined Jordan's firearm and ammunition and determined that the firearm and ammunition were manufactured outside the state of Tennessee.

On February 17, 2023, the Honorable S. Thomas Anderson sentenced Jordan to a total of 140 months' imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Judge Anderson also ordered Jordan's federal sentence run consecutive to a state sentence that Jordan is presently serving following his convictions for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault with a weapon in Carroll County in 2019. While Jordan could be paroled from his current state sentence, there is no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the Huntingdon Police Department, the ATF and DEA.

United States Attorney Kevin Ritz thanked Assistant United States Attorney Josh Morrow, who prosecuted this case, as well as law enforcement partners who investigated the case.

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