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Klamath Falls Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

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

MEDFORD, OREGON—  On Monday, July 14, 2014, Senior U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner sentenced Earl Allen IV, 39, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, to ten years in federal prison, after he pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Allen will also be on five years of supervised release after he completes his prison term.

On June 30, 2013, a Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) detective received information that Allen and a female companion, both Klamath Falls fugitives, were staying in Grants Pass, and that Allen had methamphetamine for sale. RADE detectives checked various Grants Pass motels and eventually observed Allen standing outside the Comfort Inn.  RADE detectives arrested Allen and found him holding $3,216 cash. The female arrived a short time later driving one of Allen’s vehicles and was also arrested. 

Detectives obtained search warrants for Allen’s motel room and two vehicles. The motel room contained 95.8 grams of pure methamphetamine, digital scales, drug packaging materials, marijuana, and a stolen laptop computer. Allen’s Ford F150 pickup truck contained multiple sets of digital scales, drug notes, and drug packaging materials in the pickup bed, a 9 mm handgun behind the driver’s seat with a loaded magazine under the seat, and a loaded .22-caliber revolver also under the seat.

Allen is a multiple convicted felon with prior convictions for delivery of methamphetamine in 2007 and 2004, possession of methamphetamine in 2006, supplying contraband in 2000, and multiple misdemeanor convictions for assault, menacing, and robbery.

This case was investigated jointly by the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement Team, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas W. Fong.

Updated January 29, 2015