Klamath Falls man sentenced to federal prison for illegally possessing meth

MEDFORD, Ore.—A Klamath Falls, Oregon man with multiple previous drug- and firearm-related convictions was sentenced to federal prison today after he was caught by local law enforcement with methamphetamine and a handgun.

Andrew Miles Devos, 42, was sentenced to 75 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release.

According to court documents, in January 2020, law enforcement learned that Devos, who at the time had eight prior felony convictions for drug and firearm offenses, was actively selling methamphetamine in Klamath Falls. After further investigation, on January 8, 2020, Devos was arrested when he arrived to complete a drug transaction. Law enforcement officers searched Devos’ vehicle and located 80 grams of methamphetamine, a 9mm firearm, 50 rounds of 9mm ammunition, a digital scale, and drug packaging materials concealed inside a backpack.

On June 3, 2020, Devos was charged by criminal complaint with illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Later, on September 17, 2020, a federal grand jury in Medford indicted Devos on the same charges.

Prior to being sentenced today, Devos pleaded guilty to a one-count superseding criminal information charging him with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Basin Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (BINET) with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (ATF). It was prosecuted by John C. Brassell, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

BINET is a Klamath Falls area narcotics task force comprised of Oregon State Police, the Klamath Falls Police Department, and Oregon National Guard.

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