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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Florida

For Immediate Release

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Christopher P. Canova
, United States Attorney
Contact: Amy Alexander

Three Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Marijuana Conspiracy and Firearm Offenses

 

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Kenneth R. McLemore, 29, of Destin, Justin G. Reimche, 39, of Lorain, Ohio, and Alex A. Mena, 30, of Stockton, California, were sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to drug and firearm offenses. On June 7, McLemore was sentenced to 106 months in prison. On July 30, Mena was sentenced to 131 months in prison. Today, Reimche was sentenced to 120 months in prison. The sentences were announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

On November 29, 2017, a search warrant was executed at a house in Destin, where McLemore, Reimche, and Mena were residing and out of which they were distributing marijuana. Law enforcement officers seized firearms, marijuana, packaging material, scales, and over $32,000 in cash. McLemore, Reimche, and Mena were charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana. McLemore and Mena were each charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and Mena was charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. All three defendants pleaded guilty as charged, and all of them had prior felony drug convictions that subjected them to enhanced penalties.

"Combatting violent crime is a top priority for my office, the Department of Justice, and our many federal, state, and local law enforcement partners who tirelessly work to keep our communities safe," said U.S. Attorney Canova.

"ATF’s primary focus is protecting the public by reducing violent crime," said Special Agent in Charge Daryl McCrary. "ATF continues to aggressively pursue violent offenders and will continue to protect and serve communities with our law enforcement partners."

This case resulted from an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Alicia H. Forbes prosecuted the case.

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