Angola Inmate, Damione Brock Found Guilty on Drug Conspiracy Charge
SHREVEPORT, LA (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that Damione Brock, 42, was found guilty yesterday by a federal jury of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. United States District Judge Donald E. Walter presided over the trial.
Evidence introduced at the two-day trial revealed that in 2018, law enforcement agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) began an investigation into drug trafficking activities in the Plain Dealing and Springhill areas of Louisiana. During their investigation, DEA agents sought approval to use wiretaps and were able to intercept phone calls and text messages between Brock and one of his co-defendants wherein they discussed having methamphetamine delivered to Brock at Angola. Brock, who was serving a lengthy sentence at Angola for possession of cocaine, was using a contraband cell phone to communicate with his co-defendant. Brock had arranged for the methamphetamine to be brought to him at Angola, using two couriers, one which was a female who worked at the prison as a corrections officer.
DEA agents surveilled the transportation of the methamphetamine, which was hidden in fake soda cans and was driven from Bossier City to Alexandria by one of Brock’s co-defendant/couriers.