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Eagan Man Charged with Selling Crack to Undercover Cop

Police say Dontre Jackson sold $100 worth of crack cocaine to an undercover Minneapolis police officer.

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An Eagan man is facing serious drug charges after police say he sold crack cocaine to an undercover officer in Minneapolis last week.

Dontre Jackson, also known as Tremayne Lamont Morris, 36, is charged with third-degree drug sales, a felony with a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of two years in prison and a $75,000 fine.

According to the criminal complaint, signed by Minneapolis Police Officer Daniel Willis, officers set up a controlled drug buy between Jackson and an undercover officer in the 1400 block of Nicollet Avenue South on Sept. 4.

The officer met Jackson and paid him $100 for .9 grams of crack cocaine, the complaint charges. After the sale, police arrested Jackson as he was getting into his car; when they searched him, they found $60 that matched pre-recorded “buy money” used by the undercover officer to buy the crack, according to the complaint.

Police spoke to a woman with Jackson, who told them that Jackson had given her $40 before he got into the car.

Jackson later admitted to police that he had arranged via telephone to meet the undercover officer and sell him $100 worth of crack.

Jackson’s criminal record includes a 2006 conviction for felony first-degree drug possession, for which he was sentenced to five years in prison.

Jackson has been released from custody on a $20,000 bond. An omnibus hearing in his case is scheduled Sept. 19 in Hennepin County District Court.

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