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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Louisiana Men Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Methamphetamine Conspiracy Charges

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced JEREMY DORMAN, age 31, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and JUSTIN SWANK, age 37, of New Orleans, Louisiana, to 65 months and 40 months imprisonment, respectively, after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on September 24, 2015, a confidential source informed Jefferson Parish law enforcement officers that DORMAN was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 near Kenner, Louisiana with a large quantity of methamphetamine.  A stop and search of the vehicle revealed that DORMAN was in possession of 912 grams of methamphetamine.  In a post-arrest statement, DORMAN acknowledged possession of the methamphetamine and identified SWANK, a New Orleans resident, as his drug trafficking associate who was also in possession of methamphetamine.  Special Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration went to SWANK’S residence at 2410 Daneel Street and arrested him on an outstanding warrant.  During a search of SWANK’S residence, agents recovered 19 grams of methamphetamine from SWANK’S pocket and recovered another 421 grams of methamphetamine from a safe in SWANK’S bedroom. 

            U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Louisiana State Police in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney André Jones was in charge of the prosecution.

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 9, 2018