SHREVEPORT, La. – Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that two men involved in trafficking methamphetamine have been sentenced by United States District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote.
James Orville Haynes, 43, of Shreveport, Louisiana was sentenced to 108 months (9 years) in prison and Anthony Allen Kellogg, 40, also of Shreveport, was sentenced to 168 months (14 years) in prison. Both men were also sentenced to serve 5 years of supervised release following their time in prison.
On May 11, 2020, agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) received information that Kellogg was distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in the Shreveport/Bossier City area. Agents also learned that Kellogg was going to obtain kilogram quantities of methamphetamine from his source of supply that evening or the morning. Law enforcement agents established surveillance of Kellogg on May 12, 2020 and followed him as he drove from Shreveport to Bossier City. Agents attempted to conduct a traffic stop of Kellogg, but he fled in his vehicle. While fleeing from agents, they observed him throw items from his passenger side window. Kellogg was stopped a short time later and agreed to speak with agents. He admitted to agents that he obtained 5 kilograms of methamphetamine that morning from his source of supply and provided 3 kilograms of the methamphetamine to a co-conspirator, who was later determined to be James Orville Haynes. Agents later retrieved the items thrown from Kellogg’s vehicle which were bags containing 2,976 grams of actual methamphetamine. The drugs were tested at the crime lab and determined to have 55% purity and had an actual weight of 1,636 grams of methamphetamine.
Following the seizure of the methamphetamine and arrest of Kellogg, law enforcement agents searched the residence of Haynes and found approximately 1,969.77 grams of methamphetamine. Haynes admitted to law enforcement agents that the methamphetamine belonged to him.
The DEA investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.
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