A 37-year-old Houma man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to methamphetamine charges, prosecutors said.
Damien Jackson pleaded guilty on Oct. 6, 2017, to conspiracy to distribute and possess meth and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of meth, prosecutors said.
Court documents show Jackson was arrested in July 2016 after coordinating the mailing of more than 455 grams of meth to Houma through the U.S. Postal Service.
Jackson could have faced up to 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine, prosecutors said.
After Jackson entered his plea, U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman sentenced Jackson to 125 months in prison and supervised release for four years. Jackson admitted that he intended to sell a portion of the drugs to his co-defendant, James Siglar, 41, of Lockport, authorities said.
U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman sentenced Siglar to three years in prison on Sept. 12 after the defendant pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute meth. Siglar also received three years of supervised release.
Siglar agreed to meet Jackson on Grand Calliou Road in Houma on July 6, 2016, to buy two ounces of meth, which he intended to resell, authorities said. Siglar was taken into custody as he arrived at the meeting.
U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser praised the work of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Houma Police Department and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office for their efforts in the investigation.
Jackson was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys James S.C. Baehr and Brandon S. Long.
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