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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Monroe man sentenced to 10 years in prison for methamphetamine distribution

MONROE, La. – United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that a man from Monroe was sentenced Wednesday to 120 months in prison for distribution of methamphetamine.

Devin S. McMillian, 27, of Monroe, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. on one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to the September 14, 2017 guilty plea, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop February 16, 2017 on the vehicle McMillian was driving. They found 23 grams of methamphetamine. McMillian made a call from prison to a friend after the arrest. He told the friend to travel to his residence and retrieve some items. Deputies overheard the call and searched the house. They found 754.9 grams of methamphetamine and one gram of marijuana.

The DEA and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Apprehension Team conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany E. Fields prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 26, 2018