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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Assumption Parish Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Drug and Gun Charges

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that U. S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown sentenced TOMMY WAYNE THOMPSON, age 32, of Labadieville, Louisiana, to 85-months imprisonment and four years of supervised release after THOMPSON pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride, distribution of 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”), and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, between November 2012, and June 2013, Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, using undercover agents and confidential sources, made several purchases of cocaine hydrochloride and crack cocaine from THOMPSON in Labadieville, Louisiana.  In May 2013, agents obtained a wiretap of THOMPSON’S telephone and intercepted several telephone calls between THOMPSON and another individual, with whom THOMPSON discussed obtaining and purchasing drugs.  On June 6, 2013, agents executed search warrants at THOMPSON’S residence in Napoleonville, Louisiana and a second residence frequented by THOMPSON in Labadieville.  In the Napoleonville residence, agents located and seized a Lorcin 9mm handgun in a cabinet in the residence.  THOMPSON, who had previously been convicted of a felony, was prohibited from possessing a firearm.  In that same residence, agents seized $68,617.00 in cash from a utility room.  In the Labadieville residence, agents located and seized $5,500.00 in cash from the top of a refrigerator.  In THOMPSON’S vehicle located at the residence, agents found and seized a clear plastic bag containing cocaine hydrochloride.

            U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Louisiana State Police, and the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division.  Assistant United States Attorney André Jones was in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated June 27, 2018