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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Assumption Parish Men Indicted for Violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that TOMMY THOMPSON, age 29, a resident of Napoleonville, and STACEY MATTHEWS, age 43, a resident of Thibodaux, were charged on February 12, 2015, in a twenty-count Indictment for violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act.  The indictment was recently unsealed.

According to the Indictment, THOMPSON and MATTHEWS were engaged in a conspiracy to sell cocaine hydrochloride.  THOMPSON was also indicted on conspiring to distribute crack cocaine as well as several counts of distributions of crack cocaine, cocaine hydrochloride and marijuana.  In addition, THOMPSON faces charges of possessing a firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking trade and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm in violation of the Federal Gun Control Act.  MATTHEWS was indicted for distributing cocaine hydrochloride.

Cocaine Hydrochloride Conspiracy charge – THOMPSON and MATTHEWS

  • maximum of 20 years imprisonment
  • maximum fine of $1,000,000
  • minimum 3 years of supervised release

Crack Cocaine Conspiracy charge – THOMPSON

  • maximum of 20 years imprisonment
  • maximum fine of $1,000,000
  • minimum 3 years of supervised release

Distribution of crack cocaine charge – THOMPSON

  • maximum of 40 years imprisonment
  • maximum fine of $5,000,000
  • minimum of 4 years of supervised release

Distribution of powder cocaine charge – THOMPSON

  • maximum of 20 years imprisonment
  • maximum fine of $1,000,000
  • minimum 3 years of supervised release

Distribution of marijuana charge – THOMPSON

  • maximum of 20 years imprisonment
  • maximum fine of $1,000,000
  • minimum of 3 years of supervised release

Possession a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking charge – THOMPSON

  • minimum of 5 years up to life imprisonment

Being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm charge – THOMPSON

  • maximum 10 years imprisonment
  • maximum fine of $250,000
  • maximum of 3 years of supervised release

Distribution of cocaine hydrochloride charge – MATTHEWS

  • maximum 10 years imprisonment
  • maximum fine of $1,000,000
  • minimum of 3 years of supervised release

U. S. Attorney Polite reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendants must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Louisiana State Police and the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Rick Veters is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 2, 2015