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Texas man sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for meth distribution in Shreveport/Bossier area

(SHREVEPORT, La.) - The last defendant remaining in a Shreveport/Bossier City area methamphetamine distribution case was sentenced Monday to more than 15 years (188 months) in prison, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley and Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook.

Jose Mejia Jr., 33, of Tyler, Texas, was sentenced by a U.S. District Judge on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to documents filed in the case, Mejia and others conspired to distribute methamphetamine in the Shreveport/Bossier City area from March 1, 2016 to December 1, 2016. Mejia was the source of supply from Texas. Mejia would provide drugs and took part in directing their sale.

Other defendants prosecuted and sentenced include:

  • Joshua Caleb Tanner, 38, of Shreveport, sentenced on October 25, 2017 to 70 months in prison and five years of supervised release for one count of conspiracy with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
  • Dusty Eugene Loughridge, 35, of Monroe, sentenced on October 25, 2017 to 235 months in prison and five years of supervised release for one count of conspiracy with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
  • Cody James Bradberry, 33, of Shreveport, sentenced on October 11, 2017 to 124 months in prison and five years of supervised release for one count of conspiracy with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
  • Jimmy E. Sollers, 29, of Shreveport, sentenced on October 5, 2017 to 70 months in prison for one count of conspiracy with intent to distribute methamphetamine and 60 months in prison for possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, to run consecutively. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
  • Jonathan S. Hall, 33, of Bossier City, sentenced on October 5, 2017 to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release for one count of conspiracy with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The DEA and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.

Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.JustThinkTwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.


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