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Castor Man Sentenced for Possessing Methamphetamine and Numerous Firearms

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Jereaud Egans, 38, of Castor, Louisiana, has been sentenced by United States District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to 195 months (16 years, 3 months) in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for drug possession and illegal possession of firearms. 

Egans pleaded guilty on February 22, 2023, to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. According to information presented in court, in October 2022, agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) began investigating the suspected drug trafficking activities of Egans. Law enforcement agents were able to seize methamphetamine purchased from Egans and had it tested at a DEA laboratory. The results of the testing confirmed that it was a net weight of over 360 grams of methamphetamine.

On another instance in January 2023, agents conducted a traffic stop of Egans near his residence in Castor due to traffic violations committed by him. During the traffic stop, agents conducted a consensual search of the vehicle and found a loaded Canik 55 TP-9 9mm pistol under the driver’s seat. Agents also found and seized two vacuum sealed plastic bags containing approximately one pound of methamphetamine in a compartment under the front middle seat. The seized narcotics were tested at the DEA laboratory and confirmed to be methamphetamine with a net weight of over 444 grams.

A short time later, law enforcement agents obtained a search warrant for Egans’ residence and during the search recovered approximately 51 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 584 grams of suspected marijuana, 530 gross grams of cannabis pre-roll cigars, 528 gross grams of THC edibles, 104.3 gross grams of THC “moon rocks,” and marijuana seeds. In addition, agents recovered 18 firearms, one of which had been reported as stolen.  

The case was investigated by DEA, ATF and the Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brian C. Flanagan.

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Updated January 19, 2024

Topics
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses