SHREVEPORT, La. – Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that two co-conspirators, Roderick Lamont Stills, a.k.a. “Scooter,” 45, of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Myron Keith Carter, a.k.a. “Cali Red,” 38, of Ontario, California, have been sentenced by Chief United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr., for their involvement in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Stills was sentenced to 168 months (14 years) in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and Carter was sentenced to 78 months (6 years, 2 months) in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
The charges in this case stem from an investigation conducted by agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) into shipments of methamphetamine that were being sent to individuals in the Shreveport area from Southern California. On July 31, 2019, DEA and U.S. Postal Inspection Service agents learned about the arrival of packages from California into the Western District of Louisiana. The next day, agents observed a postal carrier deliver one of the packages to an address on Line Avenue in Shreveport. Agents observed Stills obtain the package and move it to his vehicle. Stills was detained by agents and when they retrieved the package from his vehicle, found heat-sealed packages containing approximately 1,647 gross grams of methamphetamine. Stills admitted that the package was his and further admitted that he had received at least two dozen packages of methamphetamine to the Shreveport area. He further admitted that he would have individuals pick up the packages from him on occasion and that he would also distribute the drugs to others to sell.
During their investigation, law enforcement agents learned that Carter would mail methamphetamine to an address in Shreveport, then fly to Dallas, rent a car, drive to Shreveport, and retrieve the package. He would then arrange meetings with individuals in Shreveport to sell the methamphetamine in large quantities for them to sell. On September 18, 2019, Carter arranged such a meeting and sold methamphetamine for $3,700 to an individual. The methamphetamine was later tested at the DEA crime lab and determined to be methamphetamine and weighed 375.4 grams.
The case was investigated by DEA and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Aaron Crawford.
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