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Man sentenced for federal drug charge

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser recently announced that on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Greg G. Guidry sentenced Adam Lumpkin, 35, of Bogalusa, to 78 months of imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release, after pleading guilty on Oct. 22, 2019, to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on Dec. 14, 2018, agents and officers with the Drug Enforcement Administration received information that Lumpkin was traveling to a motel in Hammond, with a quantity of methamphetamine. After Lumpkin arrived at the motel, agents approached Lumpkin’s vehicle and observed him throw a bag containing methamphetamine on to the floor of his vehicle.

A search of the vehicle revealed more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, a box of sandwich bags, and two digital scales. In a post-arrest interview, Lumpkin acknowledged that he was preparing to distribute the methamphetamine at the time of his arrest.

Strasser praised the work of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Hammond Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paige O’Hale and André Jones are in charge of the prosecution.