Three Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Marijuana and Firearm Offenses


DESTIN, Fla. – Three men are sent to federal prison for marijuana conspiracy, and weapons offenses. 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 7th,  McLemore was sentenced to 106 months in prison. On July 30th, Mena was sentenced to 131 months in prison. On Thursday, August 9th, 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.

The sentences stem from a November 2017 incident 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.

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.