Distribution of Methamphetamine Results in Federal Prison Time for Shreveport Man

Published 7:03 am Thursday, March 3, 2022

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that a Shreveport man was sentenced in United States District Court for distributing methamphetamine. Chief United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. sentenced Frank Gilford Joshua, IV, 34, to 60 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

Joshua was indicted, along with eight other co-defendants, by a federal grand jury in September 2020 and charged with drug trafficking. On September 20, 2021, he pleaded guilty to three counts of distribution of methamphetamine. Those charges stemmed from an investigation by law enforcement officers with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) into the distribution and selling of methamphetamine in the Shreveport/Bossier City area. On three specific occasions in July and August of 2018 and again in January of 2019, agents were able to intercept Joshua’s phone calls and conducted surveillance and observed him sell methamphetamine to individuals after making arrangement to do so over the phone.

The case was investigated by the DEA and was prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown.

This case is part of an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.