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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Franklinton Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that DERRICK WILSON, age 34, of Franklinton, Louisiana, pled guilty today to conspiring to distribute a quantity of cocaine hydrochloride, stemming from a September 27, 2015, traffic stop in Kenner, during which police seized one-half kilogram of powder cocaine from a car that he occupied with his girlfriend and codefendant, Dominique Wise.  WILSON faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000 and at least three years of supervised release. 

U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman scheduled sentencing for WILSON on October 10, 2018.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Kenner Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Brandon Long is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 12, 2018