FLORIDA MAN, WILLIE INGRAM, JR., SENTENCED AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO COCAINE CHARGES
WILLIE INGRAM, JR., 41, a resident of Sanford, Florida, was sentenced today to two (2) years (48 months) imprisonment by U. S. District Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle after pleading guilty to cocaine conspiracy and distribution charges, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Lemelle imposed four (4) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.
INGRAM pled guilty on June 13, 2011 before U.S. District Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute twenty-eight grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”), two counts of distribution of a quantity of crack and two counts of possession with intent to distribute a quantity of crack. The conspiracy count carries a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and the distribution and possession counts carry a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years.
According to court records, beginning at a time unknown but prior to September 22, 2010, and continuing until on or about February 2, 2011, in the Eastern District of Louisiana, INGRAM did knowingly and intentionally conspire and agree to distribute and possess with intent to distribute twenty-eight grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”). INGRAM did knowingly and intentionally distribute a quantity of crack in the Eastern District of Louisiana on September 22, 2010 and September 29, 2010. INGRAM also possessed with the intent to distribute a quantity of crack on September 23, 2010 and September 29, 2010.
INGRAM was charged in an indictment on March 4, 2010.
The investigation was conducted by Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Andre’ Jones.
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