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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Monroe men sentenced to more than 12 years each in prison for roles in methamphetamine conspiracy

MONROE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that two men from Monroe were each sentenced Tuesday to 151 months in prison for their roles in a methamphetamine conspiracy.

Vacarra Rogers, 35, and Kevin Honeycutt, 36, both of Monroe, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Honeycutt was also sentenced for one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. They were also sentenced to five years of supervised release. 

Evidence admitted at a two-day trial ending on December 3, 2015, showed that Rogers was arrested on August 2, 2014, on Louisiana state charges related to illegal possession and distribution of methamphetamine. Co-defendant Kendra Turner, 25, of Monroe, was driving the car at the time of the arrest. During an October 8, 2014 visit to the jail, Turner was heard on recorded jailhouse calls talking to Rogers about her driving to Texas to obtain methamphetamine. Later that day, Turner, Rogers and Honeycutt further discussed the trip. Turner was arrested on October 10, 2014, on her way back from Texas. Honeycutt was then arrested and admitted to waiting for a delivery of methamphetamine from Turner. Honeycutt stated that he had obtained $5,000 from Ruby Jane McMillan, 29, of Farmerville, La., to purchase methamphetamine for her. Honeycutt set up a delivery of methamphetamine for McMillan, and she was later arrested.

“This sentence should send a message that trafficking drugs has serious consequences,” Finley stated. “We will continue to prosecute those who bring these dangerous drugs into our communities.”

Turner pleaded guilty on July 10, 2015, and McMillan pleaded guilty September 12, 2015, to one count each of conspiracy. Turner was sentenced to five years of supervised probation on January 4, 2016, and McMillan was sentenced on the same day to 38 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Earl M. Campbell is prosecuting the case.  The DEA and the Monroe Metro Narcotics Task Force investigated the case.

Updated March 3, 2016