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Tapp Sentencing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2012

BATON ROUGE MAN SENTENCED FOR DISTRIBUTION OF CRACK COCAINE

BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr. announced today that U.S. District Court Judge James J. Brady sentenced REGINALD TAPP, also known as Reginald Augustus, age 52, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to a term of imprisonment of ten years and four years supervised release after imprisonment.

TAPP was sentenced following his guilty plea to one count of distribution of 28 grams or more of cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine. TAPP has two prior drug trafficking convictions for possession with intent to distribute cocaine in 1999 and 1993.

United States Attorney Cazayoux praised the coordinated efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Mobile Enforcement Team (also known as MET Team), the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Gonzales Police Department for their joint law enforcement investigations directed at career drug traffickers to remove them from the streets.

This matter was investigated by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Gonzales Police Department, and DEA’s MET Team. The matter was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Susan C. Amundson.

 

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