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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 7, 2018

Haughton man sentenced to 10 years in prison for distribution of methamphetamine obtained in Dallas

SHREVEPORT, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that a Haughton man was sentenced to 120 months in prison for distribution of methamphetamine, which he obtained in Dallas.

Jason Rich, 47, of Haughton, Louisiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to the May 15, 2018 guilty plea, a Louisiana State Police trooper stopped Rich’s vehicle May 3, 2018 near the intersection of Interstate 220 and Louisiana Highway 80. The trooper searched the vehicle and found a semi-automatic handgun, 141.3 grams of methamphetamine, 36.5 grams of the marijuana and three blue and white capsules containing approximately 31.1 grams of methamphetamine. Rich said he knew about the firearm and had purchased 4 ounces of methamphetamine from two different sources in the Dallas area.

The DEA and the DEA task force, which consists of state and local agencies, including the Louisiana State Police and Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary J. Mudrick prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 7, 2018