D.C. Firefighter Accused of Selling Cocaine Out of Barbershop

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    D.C. police have arrested and charged a 27-year-old firefighter for allegedly selling crack cocaine out of a Northeast barbershop. News4's Darcy Spencer has the details. (Published Friday, Jul 4, 2014)

    A 27-year-old D.C. firefighter is accused of selling cocaine out of a Northeast barbershop, as well as carrying an unregistered gun and ammunition.

    A D.C. police source told News4 they had received a complaint that a District firefighter was dealing drugs out of a barbershop. 

    The investigation led police to D.C. firefighter Norris Jackson, who was arrested Wednesday in the 200 block of 63rd Street NE. Upon his arrest, police said Jackson had a gun and crack cocaine with him.

    According to court documents, Jackson appeared in D.C. Superior Court Friday and was released to a halfway house. 

    Jackson has been with the department for 8 years, and had been stationed at Engine 23 in Foggy Bottom.

    He is facing several charges including possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, carrying a pistol, possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of unregistered ammunition. 

    According to officials with D.C. Fire and EMS, Jackson has been placed on administrative leave with pay.