Texarkana man pleads not guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth

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A Texarkana man named in a two-count federal indictment accusing him of conspiring to traffic meth pleaded innocent Tuesday afternoon.

Tacorrius Marquan Jordan, 23, was represented by Texarkana lawyer John Stroud at his arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven. Stroud entered pleas of not guilty on Jordan’s behalf to charges of conspiracy to distribute 50 to 500 grams of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute more than 50 grams.

Jordan was indicted May 18 by a federal grand jury in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas. Craven scheduled him to return to court for a pretrial hearing July 5 before U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder, III, and for jury selection before Schroeder July 28.

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Stroud told Craven he is not asking the court to set a detention hearing because Jordan is currently being held not only on the federal indictment, but on a motion to revoke a state probation as well. According to an August 2014 report by TXK Today, Jordan was arrested by Texarkana, Texas, police for shooting a pistol 13 times from the front porch of a house on Blanton Street.

Jordan is currently being held in the Bowie County jail.

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