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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Baton Rouge Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking More than 500 Grams of Methamphetamine

NEW ORLEANS U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that DEVONTA DUNN, age 24, of Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty Friday, February 15, 2019 to a one-count indictment charging him with trafficking 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A).

According to court documents, Dunn was arrested at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport after he arrived from Los Angeles with nearly four kilograms of methamphetamine hidden inside snack food boxes in his checked bag. DUNN pleaded guilty to possessing with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, for which he faces a term of imprisonment of at least ten years and up to life, a fine of up to $10,000,000, and at least five years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

Judge Milazzo set sentencing for Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

United States Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Kenner Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Sandman is in charge of the prosecution.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 19, 2019