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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 6, 2013

Kenneth Wayne Bates Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Cocaine Charge

KENNETH WAYNE BATES, 55, a resident of St. Joseph, Louisiana, was sentenced today by U. S. District Judge Jane Trich Milazzo to ninety-six months imprisonment and four years of supervised release, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.

BATES pled guilty on March 7, 2013 to one count of possession with intent to distribute five hundred grams or more of cocaine hydrochloride.  The possession with intent to distribute count carries a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of forty years.

The investigation was conducted by Special Agents of the Department of Homeland Security and the Louisiana State Police.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney André Jones.