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Florida Woman Sentenced for Her Role in a Conspiracy to Sell Methamphetamine in Southern Alabama

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Alabama

            MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA – Today, United States Attorney Sandra J. Stewart announced that a federal judge sentenced Lashana Nakiah Foreman, 37, from Crestview, Florida, to 204 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. During today’s sentencing hearing, the judge also ordered that Foreman serve five years of supervised release after her prison term. Federal prisoners are not eligible for parole.

            Foreman’s case was a part of a larger drug conspiracy including seven other co-defendants and spanning multiple Alabama counties, including Covington and Crenshaw. During Foreman’s October 2022 trial, federal prosecutors proved that she and another co-conspirator, Devarlos Quantrel Shanklin, from Luverne, Alabama, made a deal for Foreman to purchase five ounces of the methamphetamine in Opp, Alabama. On November 15, 2022, Shanklin received a sentence of 37 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

            The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, investigated this case, with assistance from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, the Opp Police Department, the 22nd Judicial Drug Task Force, and the Montgomery Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Brandon W. Bates and B. Chelsea Phillips prosecuted the case.

Updated August 8, 2023

Drug Trafficking