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

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lincoln Parish Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Meth

SHREVEPORT, La. United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a Ruston man was sentenced to 57 months in prison for bringing methamphetamine into Louisiana for sale.

Gale Allen Schoonover, 55, of Ruston, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote for one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to evidence presented at the August 19, 2014 guilty plea, Schoonover was arrested on March 14, 2014 after returning from Dallas, where he had obtained methamphetamine that he intended to sell in Lincoln Parish. Law enforcement agents received information that the defendant was transporting methamphetamine for sale and monitored his whereabouts until the arrest. Schoonover possessed a total of 105.62 grams of pure methamphetamine as well as 1.735 kilograms of marijuana.

The DEA and the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison D. Bushnell prosecuted the case.

Updated February 3, 2015