Methamphetamine trafficker Demario Barker sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for illegal drug distribution
(STL.News) Demario Barker33, of Kokomo, Indiana, was sentenced last week to 25 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to two counts of methamphetamine distribution.
According to court documents, law enforcement officers began investigating Barker’s drug trafficking activities in 2019. On June 22, 2020 and July 31, 2020, Barker distributed methamphetamine from his residence in Kokomo .
On November 30, 2020, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents and Kokomo Police Department officers executed a search warrant at Barker’s Kokomo residence and at a second Kokomo residence that Barker used in the as part of his drug trafficking activities. During the execution of these search warrants, law enforcement officers seized approximately one pound of methamphetamine, as well as seven firearms.
Zachary A. Myers, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, Michael Gannon, Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Indianapolis Field Office, and Kokomo Police Chief Douglas Stout made the announcement. .
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Kokomo Police Department investigated the case. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker. As part of the sentence, Judge Barker ordered that Barker be supervised by the U.S. probation office for five years after his release from federal prison.
U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Brady who prosecuted the case.
This case was part of an investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OECDTF). The OECDTF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, multi-agency approach focused on intelligence, which leverages the forces of federal authorities, state and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.