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Cleveland mayor's grandson sentenced to drug court program, probation

Posted: 9:24 AM, Jul 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-10 10:32:27-04
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CLEVELAND — After pleading guilty to charges stemming from a traffic stop in May, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's grandson was sentenced by Judge Suzan Marie Sweeney to the court's drug program and was given two years of probation.

Frank Q. Jackson, 22, has been convicted of aggravated menacing, aggravated disorderly conduct and attempted drug abuse. All of the charges are misdemeanors.

Standing with his attorney during the sentencing, Jackson addressed the court.

"I appreciate the court giving me a second chance and allowing me to go to drug court," Jackson said.

If Jackson successfully graduates from the drug program, Judge Lauren C. Moore of Greater Cleveland Drug Court, can take him off probation.

On May 18, Jackson threatened two men and then “failed to promptly inform police that he possessed a concealed handgun in his vehicle.” Court records state that when police searched Jackson’s car, they also discovered two oxycodone pills wrapped up in a dollar bill.

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