SACRAMENTO, CA — Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Anthony D. Williams and United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that United States District Judge John A. Mendez sentenced Dana Scott McIntire, 53, of Stockton, to 25 years in prison for possessing methamphetamine for distributing and possessing pseudoephedrine knowing it would be used for manufacturing methamphetamine.
This case is the product of an extensive investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the San Joaquin County Metropolitan Narcotics Task Force (METRO), the Stockton Police Department, and the San Joaquin County Probation Office. Assistant United States Attorneys Jason Hitt and Jared C. Dolan prosecuted the case.
According to court documents, when members of METRO executed a probation search at McIntire’s home on May 23, 2006, they recovered extensive and obvious evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing throughout the garage, shed, and portions of the home. Items recovered in the search included more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and items commonly associated with methamphetamine trafficking, including resealable plastic bags, a black plastic digital scale, a price list showing methamphetamine weights and prices, and a security monitor depicting an image from a camera posted on an engine hoist in the front yard. In the garage and backyard, agents also discovered chemicals commonly used to produce methamphetamine, including iodine, solvents, red phosphorous, muriatic acid, and more than 60 grams of pseudoephedrine created from crushed cold and allergy pills.