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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

September 2, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A man charged in connection to the death of a Lee County college student pleads guilty in court.

T.J. Jackson was charged with selling Xanax to Jarrod Wills and Matt Blankenship last year. You may remember 21 year old Jarrod Wills died after riding around Lee and Dougherty Counties with Matt Blankenship in an unresponsive state. Tuesday, Jackson pleaded guilty to the sale of a controlled substance.

He was sentenced to two years in prison and eight months of probation. Blankenship was charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct, and concealing a death charges.

Wills' body was found the next day on the floor of his Fussell Road home by Lee County Deputies who were called to check on him.

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