Two suspects charged in a case involving the death of a Norcross teen during a home invasion claimed that they were looking for drug money that allegedly belonged to the boy's father, according to media reports.
Prosecutors came forward with the information during a federal court hearing for Nicholas Jackson Sr., the father of the in February, and eight other suspects who were .
According to WSB-TV, prosecutors said that two of the seven home invasion suspects claimed they knew Jackson was a drug dealer and they were after $1 million in the home on Autry Street.
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The two suspects are cooperating in the home invasion investigation with the Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office. They only broke into the home for the money, said the suspects, but Jackson's son was shot in the process when he walked in on the robbery.
The drug distribution allegedly goes back to January 2011, according to the indictment filed July 25 with the U.S. District Court. The investigation makes the prosecutors believe that Jackson was a distributor of Mexican cocaine while working with a distributing network of Mexican nationals, according to WSB.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Skye Davis told the news station that Jackson has been charged with conspiracy to launder drug proceeds, conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
For the full story, check out the WSB article.