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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sabine Parish Man, Lincoln Parish Man Sentenced for Distributing Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Sabine Parish man and a Lincoln Parish man were sentenced Monday for one count of distribution of methamphetamine.

 

MANY RESIDENT SENTENCED TO 173 MONTHS IN PRISON

SHREVEPORT, La. Jamal Holland, 28, of Many, La., was sentenced to 173 months by U.S. District Court Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. Holland was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to evidence presented at the September 9, 2014 guilty plea, law enforcement conducted controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Holland on September 18, 2013 and October 3, 2013. For both occasions, Holland was recorded selling a total of 39 grams of methamphetamine.

The DEA and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.

 

CHOUDRANT MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON

MONROE, La. – Christopher Takewell, 38, of Choudrant, La., was sentenced to 120 months by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James. Takewell was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to evidence presented at the September 25, 2014 guilty plea, law enforcement agents conducted a controlled purchase of 104.65 grams of pure methamphetamine in January of 2014 from Takewell at his home. The residence was searched on January 24, 2014, and the $6,250 used in the controlled purchase was recovered.

The DEA-Monroe Field Office, the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Metro Narcotics Unit based in Monroe conducted this investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison D. Bushnell prosecuted the case.

“Methamphetamine is a powerful, highly addictive drug that threatens our communities,” Finley stated. “These sentences show our resolve to fight this illegal and dangerous drug activity.”

Updated February 3, 2015