Distribution of Methamphetamine Sends Many, Louisiana Man to Federal Prison

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SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced the sentencing of a Many, Louisiana man in federal court today.  United States District Judge Donald E. Walter sentenced Damien Medlock, 36, to 151 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Medlock was indicted in June 2021 and pleaded guilty to the charge on May 16, 2022.

The charge is the result of an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation dubbed “Pick Your Battles” by law enforcements agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Sabine Parish Narcotics Task Force in the Sabine Parish area.  This incident occurred on May 31, 2021, when agents learned through their investigation that Medlock sold methamphetamine to an individual. Following the sale of the methamphetamine, law enforcement agents arrested Medlock.

A search warrant was obtained for his residence in Many and later that day agents executed that search warrant. During their search of the residence, agents discovered approximately 1,286 grams of narcotics in various containers in the kitchen, along with three digital scales, baggies and a drug ledger that was found in the living area. The narcotics were taken to the North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory and tested and confirmed to contain methamphetamine with a total weight of 1,287.8 grams.

The case was investigated by the FBI and Sabine Parish Narcotics Task Force and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Aaron Crawford. This effort is part of an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.

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