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

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Shreveport woman sentenced to 60 months in prison for methamphetamine distribution

SHREVEPORT, La. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Shreveport woman was sentenced Wednesday to 60 months in prison for her role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.

 

United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. sentenced Haylee N. Haigler, 36, of Shreveport, on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. She was also sentenced to four years of supervised release. According to the January 11, 2017 guilty plea, law enforcement agents arrested Haigler’s boyfriend, Lee Edward Watkins, 36, of Shreveport, on July 20, 2016 after observing him selling methamphetamine in the parking lot of Haigler’s apartment complex. Upon his arrest, Watkins admitted to selling the drugs and said there were more drugs and firearms in Haigler’s apartment. Agents found additional methamphetamine and three pistols there. Haigler later admitted that she assisted in the drug dealing and sometimes traveled with Watkins to Texas to obtain more drugs.

 

Judge Hicks sentenced Watkins on January 30, 2017 to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release for the conspiracy count and for one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

 

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 14, 2017