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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced to Prison

EUGENE, Ore. – On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, Robert Dewane Lacey, 47, was sentenced to 49 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Following his release from prison, Lacey will be on supervised release for three years.

On March 5, 2015, a Springfield Police Officer stopped a vehicle being driven by Lacey. The defendant initially lied about his identity before disclosing his true name and admitting that he was wanted. The vehicle was searched and several ounces of methamphetamine were located, along with more than $20,000 cash. Lacey has prior convictions including transporting or selling a controlled substance, felon in possession of a firearm, and second-degree burglary. Lacey’s 49-month federal sentence is in addition to a 14-month sentence he served on an unrelated state case.

Investigation of the case was a collaborative effort between the Springfield Police Department and the DEA. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Sweet.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated September 20, 2016