Three Men Sentenced for Smuggling Meth

Published 05/01 2014 08:05PM

Updated 05/01 2014 08:07PM

In the continuing war on meth in the Tri-State, three men are sentenced for smuggling large amounts of the drug into Evansville. U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett made the announcement today.

Three men, 32-year-old William Hollis, 31-year-old Travis Sutton, and 44-year-old David Haas were sentenced for two separate crimes. Hollis will serve 18 years in prison, and Sutton will serve 10 years.

Authorities say they sold meth by the pound in the Evansville area. Hogsett says these sentences represent a strong message and progress.

"I do think we are making a difference," said Hogsett. "I'm not gonna say that the "war on drugs" will ever be finally, and fairly, won. But, with each organization we dismantle there is a vacuum that at the very worst, takes a while to fill."

As for the other crime, David Haas will serve five years federal supervised release. Haas was accused of using a rental truck to haul several pounds of meth from San Jose, California back to Evansville.

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