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Rutland man indicted for firearm, drug trafficking charges

RUTLAND — Lawrence Jackson, aka “Boo-Bee,” 50, of Rutland, was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 29, 2021.

The indictment alleges that Jackson engaged in drug trafficking and unlawfully possessed a Judge .410/.45 caliber revolver.

Jackson is currently detained on related state charges.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court on January 25, 2022.

The government has moved for Jackson’s continued detention pending trial.

According to court records, Jackson was arrested on November 23, 2021, while in possession of approximately 430 grams of powder cocaine and 33 grams of cocaine base.

The revolver was seized during a law enforcement search of Jackson’s Rutland residence.

The Judge revolver was located in a bedroom identified by witnesses as belonging to Jackson.

At the time it was seized, the revolver was loaded with both .45-Long Colt bullets and .410 shotshells.

Jackson is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to his extensive criminal history.

In its detention motion, the government asserted that Jackson has recently been the perpetrator of significant violence in the Rutland community.

Witnesses have reported that Jackson has “pistol-whipped” multiple people with The Judge revolver and held a woman at gunpoint.

Witnesses have reported that Jackson has raped and sexually assaulted multiple women in the Rutland area.

In addition, Jackson is being investigated for using drugs to coerce women to perform commercial sex acts and for his involvement in the facilitation of prostitution.

Due to his criminal history, Jackson faces a mandatory 15 years of imprisonment if convicted on the firearm violation.

The Rutland Police Department is requesting that anyone with information regarding Jackson’s criminal activities, including any involvement in coercing women to perform commercial sex acts, to contact either Detective Corporal Adam Lucia or Detective Tyler Billings.

Rutland detectives can be reached at (802) 773-1816.

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