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Members of Ouachita Parish methamphetamine distribution ring plead guilty

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

MONROE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that Matthew A. Beaudion, 30, and Jessica N. Davis, 34, both of Monroe, entered guilty pleas Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Hayes for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in Ouachita Parish.

According to the guilty pleas, Beaudion, Davis and co-defendant Justin D. Jenkins, 34, of Rayville, Louisiana, traveled to Houston, Texas, on August 14, 2017 so that Beaudion could purchase methamphetamine with plans to distribute it to Davis and other persons.  Beaudion paid Jenkins to drive because he had a valid driver’s license. After returning to Monroe on August 15, 2017, law enforcement agents stopped the vehicle, and discovered 690.5 grams of methamphetamine hidden under the dashboard of the vehicle behind the radio.

The defendants face not less than 10 years in prison, at least five years of supervised release and a $10 million fine.  Jenkins pleaded guilty to the conspiracy count on January 24, 2018.  All three defendants are scheduled to be sentenced July 31, 2019.

The DEA and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office participated in the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth D. Reeg is prosecuting the case.

Updated April 12, 2019

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