03/12/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/12/2019 12:00
On March 14, 2019, Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Jack Lammers will receive the Midwest HIDTA program's outstanding prosecutor award from Jeff Stamm, the program director. The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program (HIDTA), first established in 1990, is a drug enforcement program run by the United States Office of National Drug Control Policy. The program's mission is to enhance and coordinate America's drug-control efforts among local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in order to eliminate or reduce drug trafficking and its harmful consequences in critical regions of the United States.
In addition to consistently working with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in the investigation and prosecution of drug related crimes in the Northern District of Iowa, AUSA Lammers recently led the investigation and prosecution of three individuals responsible for the sale and distribution of heroin which subsequently led to the death of Ty Olsen in October 2017. Shelton Oliver, Don Glen and Earl Jackson all from Chicago, Illinois, were arrested in early April 2018. Glen pled guilty and was sentenced to 113 months' imprisonment, Jackson also pled guilty and is facing a lengthy prison sentence. Oliver took his case to trial, where he was convicted, and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 300 months' imprisonment.
'Assistant United States Attorney Jack Lammers represents the very best in public service,' said U.S. Attorney Peter Deegan. 'Our entire office is very pleased that he is being honored with the Midwest HIDTA Outstanding Prosecutor Award. Jack has worked tirelessly for more than two decades to protect our communities from the dangers of drugs and violent drug dealers. He is an accomplished trial lawyer, a skilled mentor and instructor, and a valued friend and colleague. I offer my thanks to the Midwest HIDTA board for recognizing Jack with this well-deserved award.'
The award will be presented at 11:00 a.m. on March 14, 2019, at the United States Attorney's Office in Sioux City.