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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 10, 2020

Jonesville Man Sentenced to 97 Months in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution and Firearms Charges

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that David White Jr., 49, of Jonesville, Louisiana, was sentenced January 7, 2020, by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell, to serve 97 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distribution of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

According to information presented to the court, on February 5, 2019, David White Jr. sold approximately one ounce of methamphetamine to an undercover agent for $450.00. During the drug transaction, White pulled a North American Arms .22 Magnum revolver from his pocket and told the undercover agent that this was the weapon he carried.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), FBI, and the Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica D. Cassidy prosecuted the case.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated January 10, 2020