Florida Man Pleads Guilty to a Violation of the Federal Controlled Substances Act

Published 6:32 am Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DANTE BOWMAN, age 23, a resident of Florida, pled guilty on November 30, 2022 before United States District Court Judge Jane Triche Milazzo to a one-count indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute five hundred grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, following a traffic stop on Interstate-10, law enforcement officers located approximately 3.1 pounds of methamphetamine within locked canvas bags hidden in the spare tire area of a vehicle rented by BOWMAN.

BOWMAN is scheduled to be sentenced on March 1, 2023. BOWMAN faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000, at least five (5) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Louisiana State Police. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Lynn E. Schiffman.