FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2018
COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Damon Jamel Landor, 40, of Slidell, guilty as charged Friday (June 28) of possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, and possession of amphetamine.
District Judge Raymond Childress, who presided over the one-day trial, also found Landor guilty as charged of misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Landor’s sentencing is set for July 11. The District Attorney’s Office plans to pursue sentencing for Landor as a multiple offender, and he faces up to 10 years in prison due to prior convictions.
Landor was pulled over on March 10, 2018, by a Slidell Police Department officer, who saw him make two turns without using a signal. The officer smelled marijuana, searched the vehicle, and found a canister in a hidden compartment in the trunk. The illegal drugs were hidden in the canister.
Landor has the following prior convictions: distribution of cocaine, distribution of imitation/fraudulent controlled dangerous substance, and possession of cocaine, all in 1998; and misdemeanor battery of a police officer in 2014 and 2018. He also was on federal parole for a conspiracy to distribute cocaine conviction in 2004 but is now facing revocation.
Assistant District Attorney Blake Peters prosecuted the case.