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Tangipahoa man pleads guilty to distributing methamphetamine

NEW ORLEANS – A Ponchatoula man pled guilty on July 7, 2021, to distributing methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Aaron Nakeenen Womack, 24, distributed methamphetamine from a residence in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B), on February 22 and February 26, 2020. Execution of a federal search warrant on a residence resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine.

Womack is scheduled to be sentenced on October 6, 2021, and faces a mandatory minimum of five years, up to a maximum of 40 years in federal prison, up to a $5,000,000 fine, at least 4 years of supervised release following incarceration, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee. Federal U.S. District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans of the Eastern District of Louisiana praised the work of Homeland Security Investigations Border Enforcement Security Task Force, which is an initiative of the Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, with assistance from Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Louisiana State Police, Hammond Police Department, Ponchatoula Police Department, St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Assistant United States Attorney Paige O’Hale is prosecuting the case.