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IZEAL DUCRE SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS FOR FEDERAL DRUG VIOLATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2012

IZEAL DUCRE, age 41, a resident of Lacombe, Louisiana, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle for participating in a drug conspiracy to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base or “crack,” announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to incarceration, DUCRE was given ten (10) years of supervised release, a $5,000 fine and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

According to court documents, DUCRE conspired with others in the Slidell area, prior to February 10, 2010 and continuing through September 29, 2010, to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base or “crack.” Numerous telephone calls between DUCRE and a crack distributor were recorded pursuant to a court authorized wire-tap. In those calls, DUCRE arranged for the purchase of crack from a dealer on several occasions. On at least one occasion, DUCRE supplied the dealer with cocaine hydrochloride, which was then processed into more than 280 grams of crack cocaine.

This investigation was initiated based upon a request for assistance by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain. Deputies with the Narcotics Unit of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office have assisted Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with this matter. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Edward J. Rivera and Sean Toomey.


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