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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 30, 2017

Bossier City woman, Minden man sentenced for smuggling methamphetamine

SHREVEPORT, La. United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a Bossier City woman and a Minden man were sentenced last week for attempting to smuggle more than a pound of methamphetamine into Louisiana from Texas.

 

Rustin J. Stein, 30, of Bossier City, La., and James Lee Adkins, 30, of Minden, La., were sentenced Friday to 51 months and 87 months in prison respectively by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. They were also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to the guilty pleas, the defendants were traveling on February 8, 2016 near mile marker 2 on Interstate 20 when a state trooper conducted a traffic stop. State police searched the vehicle, and one pound of methamphetamine was found in the right rear door. Adkins also had a small baggie of methamphetamine in his front pants pocket, and Stein had a small amount of methamphetamine in her purse. Stein admitted to traveling to Dallas with Adkins to buy methamphetamine from a source for $5,000 and planned to split the cost of the drugs and the trip.

 

The DEA and Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 30, 2017