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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Zwolle man sentenced to 19 years in prison on methamphetamine, firearms charges

SHREVEPORT, La. – Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Zwolle man was sentenced Monday to 228 months in prison for possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possessing multiple firearms.

 

Heath Meshell, 34, of Zwolle, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to 168 months in prison on one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and 60 months in prison on one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to the December 19, 2016 guilty plea, law enforcement agents searched Meshell’s home on April 12, 2016. The agents found more than 1,700 grams of methamphetamine, a small number of prescription pills, digital scales and $1,585. They also found a 9 mm rifle, 9 mm pistol, a 410 shotgun and assorted rounds of ammunition.

 

The ATF and the DEA conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated April 25, 2017