Florida Woman Convicted for Her Role in a Conspiracy to Sell Methamphetamine in Southern Alabama

Florida Woman Convicted for Her Role in a Conspiracy to Sell Methamphetamine in  Southern Alabama

           Montgomery, Alabama – Today, United States Attorney Sandra J. Stewart announced that Lashana Nakiah Foreman, 36, from Crestview Florida, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Foreman’s conviction is a part of a larger drug conspiracy including seven other co-defendants and spanning multiple Alabama counties, including Covington and Crenshaw.

           During the two-day trial, federal prosecutors presented evidence of a March 2019 phone call between Foreman and another co-conspirator, Devarlos Quantrel Shanklin. The call featured Foreman agreeing to purchase five ounces of the methamphetamine for $1,625.00 from Shanklin. Later, Foreman and Shanklin met at a Burger King in Opp, Alabama to conduct the transaction. Once the transaction was completed, Foreman left the restaurant and law enforcement attempted to make a traffic stop of her vehicle, but Foreman refused to stop and continued driving. Officers pursued until she crossed the Florida state line, then the pursuit was terminated. Later that night, agents monitored another call during which Foreman admitted to Shanklin that she fled from law enforcement and had thrown something from her vehicle. Agents searched the area where Foreman had traveled and located a yellow plastic bag containing approximately five ounces of methamphetamine and a firearm.

           The jury found Foreman guilty on October 18, 2022. Following this conviction, Foreman faces a sentence of 10 years to life in prison. There is no parole in the federal system.

           The seven other individuals involved in the overall conspiracy have all pleaded guilty. Each played a role in bringing methamphetamine and cocaine to southern Alabama.

  • Travis Lavon Broughton, from Brantley, Alabama, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime in August 2021. He was sentenced on March 23, 2022, to 111 months in prison,to be followed by three years of supervised release.
  • Robert Curtis Willis, from Opp, Alabama, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance in January 2022. He was sentenced on May 18, 2022, to 168 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release.
  • Eddie Nunley, from Atlanta, Georgia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance in March 2022. He was sentenced on July 14, 2022, to 151 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release.
  • Errick Rodgers, from Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance in January 2022. He was sentenced on August 26, 2022, to 92 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release.
  • Kelvin Lamar Jones, from Luverne, Alabama, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and being a felon in possession of a firearm in May 2022. He was sentenced on September 29, 2022, to 180 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.
  • Devarlos Quantrell Shanklin and Caneatra Shante Shanklin, both from Luverne, Alabama, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance in January 2022, and will be sentenced on November 10, 2022.

           This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with assistance from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, the Opp Police Department, the 22nd Judicial Drug Task Force, and the Montgomery Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Brandon W. Bates and B. Chelsea Phillips are prosecuting the case.

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