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Shreveport man sentenced to 20 years in prison for methamphetamine charge

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

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Shreveport man was sentenced this week to 240 months in prison for possessing methamphetamine, which he intended to sell.

Lloyd E. Barmore, 34, of Shreveport, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to the January 6, 2016 guilty plea, Louisiana State Police stopped Barmore’s vehicle on July 10, 2014. During a search of the vehicle, 915.2 grams of methamphetamine, a Springfield XD 9 mm handgun, digital scales and $5,914 in cash were found. The methamphetamine belonged to Barmore, and he intended to transfer or deliver it to another person. The driver of the vehicle was 16 years old.

“It is unacceptable that this felon put a child directly in harm’s way to further his continued drug trafficking,” said Finley. “Firearms and drugs are a dangerous combination. Methamphetamine cases are a priority for this office.  We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute these cases in an effort to make sure our communities are safe by keeping criminals like Barmore off the street.”

The DEA and the Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney James G. Cowles Jr. prosecuted the case.

Updated June 9, 2016