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11/19/2021 | Press release | Archived content

Taylor County Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Charge

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA - Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida announced the sentencing of Roger Slaughter, 35, of Perry, Florida. Slaughter was sentenced to five years in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release. Slaughter's sentence was the result of a guilty plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of actual methamphetamine.

"This sentence is a reflection of our commitment to work with our state and local partners in our on-going effort to deal with the sale of narcotics in our community," said Acting U.S. Attorney Coody. "We will continue to work toward our common goal of protecting our community from this destructive criminal behavior."

The case was the result of a joint investigation involving the Drug Enforcement Administration, Taylor County Sheriff's Office, and the Perry Police Department. Taylor County investigators made controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Slaughter which culminated in a search warrant of his residence on February 3, 2021. During the search warrant, investigators discovered approximately 25 grams of methamphetamine, 58 grams of marijuana, firearms, ammunition, and currency.

Assistant United States Attorney Gary Milligan prosecuted the case, which was jointly investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Taylor County Sheriff's Office, and Perry Police Department.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation's principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. To access public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website. For more information about the United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Florida, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln/index.html.

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