Suspected meth dealer caught, charged in Xenia

A Xenia man is facing multiple felony drug charges after the Greene County ACE Task Force set up several drug buys using a confidential source.

Phillip Eugene Jackson Jr., 32, is charged with multiple counts of trafficking and possession of drugs, including methamphetamine and hashish and possession of cocaine, according to Greene County court records.

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A grand jury indicted Jackson July 5 on 19 felony counts; Jackson was arrested June 27 at Lexington Park, where the defendant thought he was meeting someone to buy a half-pound of methamphetamine, or 226 grams, from him for $3,000, according to the statement of facts on file with Xenia Municipal Court.

ACE Task Force officers had set up six previous meth purchases with the defendant prior to the Lexington Park deal, with the amounts increasing each time from less than a gram to nearly 30 grams, according to the statement of facts.

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Jackson is being held in the Greene County Jail on $300,000 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned this week in Greene County Common Pleas Court.

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