Homer man sentenced to 10 years

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A Federal Judge Thursday sentenced a Homer man to 10 years in prison on a drug charge, according to acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook.

Vincent McDaniel, 44, pleaded guilty in March to possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute methamphetamine after a bag containing the drug was found in a relative’s clothes dryer.

In addition to McDaniel’s prison sentence, U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. sentenced him to 10 years of supervised release.

According to McDaniel’s March 9, 2017 guilty plea, a relative of his contacted law enforcement on November 12, 2015 an reported she had found something suspicious in a bag, which was left in the clothes dryer at her home in Homer.

After examining and testing the contents of the bag, law enforcement determined it was 526.7 grams of methamphetamine.

McDaniel had asked for access to the home while the relative was away, and after his arrest, had asked other relatives to retrieve the bag for him before law enforcement could obtain it.

The DEA and the Homer Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney James G. Cowles prosecuted the case.

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