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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Springhill woman sentenced to 60 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute meth

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a Webster Parish woman was sentenced to 60 months in prison for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute at a Springhill retail store.

Reiny L. Ratliff, 22, of Springhill, La., was sentenced on Wednesday by United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr., on one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. She was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to evidence presented at the January 15, 2015, guilty plea, Springhill Police responded on March 12, 2014, to a complaint that someone was illegally parked in a handicapped spot at a local retail store. While questioning Ratliff, the officer saw drug paraphernalia in the car, arrested her, and impounded the vehicle. A search of her purse revealed 229.7 grams of methamphetamine, a pair of brass knuckles, and $5,347 in cash.

The DEA and Springhill Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney James G. Cowles, Jr. prosecuted the case.

Updated February 29, 2016