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District of Nevada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Last Defendant Sentenced For Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The last defendant in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy was sentenced today to 10 years and one month in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.

Kareen Anderson, also known as Webb, 55, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. In addition to the term of imprisonment, U.S. District Judge Kent J. Dawson also sentenced Anderson to five years of supervised release.

According to court documents, Anderson conspired with his co-defendants to sell methamphetamine. On several occasions between August 2016 and October 2016, Anderson negotiated the sale of and/or sold methamphetamine at a supermarket, an apartment complex, and a fast food restaurant. He sold a total of at least 150 grams of methamphetamine.

Anderson was previously convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon and has numerous arrests in California for assault with a firearm, carjacking, robbery, and burglary.

This case was the product of an investigation by the FBI.

Co-conspirators Londa Lynette Gates and Melanie Lowe both pleaded guilty and were sentenced to prison. Robert Smith, a separately charged co-conspirator, was sentenced to 14 years. Co-conspirator Derrick James Haywood was also charged separately and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 5, 2020