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Harvey Man Sentenced For Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that PATRICK STEPHEN, age 37, a resident of Harvey, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday after previously pleading guilty to one count of distributing cocaine base, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B).

U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier sentenced STEPHEN to a term of imprisonment of 120 months, 8 years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment.

According to court documents, STEPHEN sold approximately 57.1 grams of cocaine base to a confidential source in exchange for $2,500.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys Shirin Hakimzadeh and J. Ryan McLaren are in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated June 15, 2018

Drug Trafficking