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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Repeat Felon Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Gun and Methamphetamine

EUGENE, Ore. – Justin Longworth, 36, of Lane County, Oregon, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken to 94 months in prison for the crimes of felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Following his release from prison, Longworth will be on supervised release for three years.

On July 8, 2015, Eugene Police Department officers arrested Justin Longworth on a warrant.  Officers found an unloaded 9mm pistol, approximately a half-ounce of methamphetamine, a scale, and drug packaging materials in Longworth’s backpack. 

Longworth’s prior convictions include felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, manufacture of a controlled substance, attempt to elude and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. 

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Eugene Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Sweet.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Violent Crimes
Updated May 11, 2016