Lincoln County Career Offender Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison
EUGENE, Ore. – Patrick Ball, 38, of Toledo, Oregon, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken to 96 months in prison, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release. The federal charges were brought after the Lincoln County Police and Toledo Police Department identified Ball as a methamphetamine trafficker and began an investigation. After a traffic stop, he was found with 107 grams of actual methamphetamine and arrested.
According to the prosecutor, Ball was a career offender because he had prior drug delivery convictions. He also had several convictions for property crimes including Burglary I, Burglary II, and Theft I. He was on supervision at the time he was found with the drugs, yet he was pedaling drugs in the local community. “The impact of methamphetamine on our local communities cannot be underscored and this case makes it clear that we will continue to aggressively seek out these types of cases for prosecution,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln County Police Department, the Toledo Police Department, the Newport Police Department and the DEA. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Potter.