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Highlands County Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced to Decade in Federal Prison

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

MIAMI – Doyle Van Roan, 64, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Donald L. Graham to 120 months in prison for drug trafficking.  Roan previously pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. 

On February 19, 2021, law enforcement officers seized from Roan’s home approximately 65 grams of methamphetamine, packaged in three separate bags, two of which were marked as “1/2”.  They also seized several smaller bags of methamphetamine, digital scales, and drug paraphernalia.  At the time, Roan was on Alabama state probation for manufacturing methamphetamine.

As part of his guilty plea in this case, Roan admitted that all of the methamphetamine was his and that he sold it from his Avon Park home.  

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Deanne L. Reuter, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Miami Field Division; and Paul Blackman, Sheriff, Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, announced the sentence.

DEA Miami and Highlands County Sheriff’s Office investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Porter prosecuted it.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or at, under case number 22-cr-14009.



Public Affairs Unit
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

Updated October 4, 2022

Drug Trafficking