Brooke nurse sentenced for illegal drug distribution

WHEELING — Sharon E. Jackson, of Wellsburg, was sentenced on May 30, to two years probation for distributing drugs illegally, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Jackson, 46, a registered nurse, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances outside the bounds of professional medical practice in December 2017. Jackson admitted to conspiring with others to illegally distribute suboxone, subutex, and buprenorphine, controlled substances used to treat opioid addiction. Jackson admitted to committing the crime while operating at an opioid addiction treatment center, Advance Healthcare, Inc., in Weirton, from 2007 until 2017.

Jackson was also ordered to pay $100,000 in a money judgement.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah E. Wagner and Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. prosecuted the case. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.