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California: Two Drug Traffickers Are Sentenced To Federal Prison


EUGENE, OREGON – Two California men sentenced to federal prison. For smuggling large amounts from California to Oregon of methamphetamine and heroin.

Los Angeles resident Jack Scott Lewis, 36, received a sentence of life in federal prison. For 120 months and five years on probation. Lewis’s accomplice, Michael Panoosi, 56, of California, previously been 210 months in federal prison and five years ‘ imprisonment in state prison of supervised release on June 6, 2022.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Task Force investigated this case (DINT).

According to court documents, Panoosi, a California-based drug dealer. He is investigated by the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) in December 2019. For bringing large amounts on each trip from California. He transported several dozen pounds of methamphetamine. He uses a driver to transport and deliver drugs.

According to investigators, Panos known to transport several dozen pounds of methamphetamine on each trip from California and use a driver to transport and deliver drugs. Panos had a history of drug convictions.

Panos, Lewis, and another person driving in Northern California toward Oregon on October 11, 2020. In Douglas County, DINT detectives stop them and searched the group’s vehicle. Discovering One pound of heroin and 46 pounds of methamphetamine.

According to the detectives, Lewis’ backpack contained more methamphetamine and three handguns. Two guns are loaded, two are missing serial numbers and one is a large magazine. Panoosi’s backpack contained another handgun and drug packaging material.

A federal grand jury in Eugene indicted Lewis and Panoosi on charges of possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on October 15, 2020.

Panos pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine on March 8, 2022.

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