TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Jason R. Coody, acting U.S. 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 conviction was the result of a plea of guilty in a case of possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of actual methamphetamine.
“This phrase is a reflection of our commitment to working with our state and local partners in our ongoing efforts to address drug sales in our community,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Coody. “We will continue to work toward our common goal of protecting our communities from this destructive criminal behavior.”
The case was the result of a joint investigation involving the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and the Perry Police Department. Taylor County investigators made controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Slaughter, culminating in a search warrant at 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 U.S. Attorney Gary Milligan pursued the case, which was jointly investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and the Perry Police Department.