Louisiana Joint Investigation Results in Shreveport Man Receiving Ten-Year Federal Prison Sentence

By Liora Hawthorne
Published October 10, 2023

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Shreveport, Louisiana – Leroy Shintell McKinney, a resident of Shreveport, was sentenced to federal prison on Thursday, October 5, 2023. The United States Attorney’s Office announced that McKinney, aged 38, was found guilty of Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine.

His sentence includes 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release. The investigation into McKinney’s narcotics activities took almost two years and covered multiple locations in Shreveport. On November 16, 2022, investigators from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) arrested McKinney at a residence on N. Southland Park Drive while executing a federal search warrant for narcotics. During the search, approximately six ounces of methamphetamines and a significant amount of contraband were recovered by investigators.

Throughout the investigation process, a total of nearly 13 ounces of pure methamphetamine were seized from McKinney. This case was diligently investigated by members of the Louisiana State Police, DEA, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Postal Service.

The public is encouraged to report any criminal or suspicious activity as they play an essential role in identifying suspects. An online reporting system is available through the Louisiana State Police website where individuals can submit an anonymous reporting form to the appropriate investigators. The form can be found by visiting http://la-safe.org/ and clicking on the “Suspicious Activity” link.