HOUSTON MAN SENTENCED FOR DRUG DISTRIBUTION
BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr. announced today that U.S. District Court Judge James J. Brady sentenced JONAS B. MACEDO, age 53, of Houston, Texas, to a term of imprisonment of sixty months and four years supervised release after imprisonment.
MACEDO was sentenced following his guilty plea to one count of possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. MACEDO was stopped for a traffic violation on August 5, 2010, while traveling on Interstate-12 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During a search of his vehicle, officers assigned to the East Baton Rouge Parish High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area or HIDTA team, located approximately 4 ½ pounds of cocaine in a hidden compartment inside of the engine block.
United States Attorney Cazayoux praised the coordinated efforts of the Baton Rouge Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Louisiana State Police, as examples of joint law enforcement conducted in an efficient and effective manner with outstanding results.
This matter was investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana, the Baton Rouge Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab. The matter was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chris Dippel.
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