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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Houma Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Cocaine Possession Charges

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ALTON CELESTINE, age 35, of Houma, was sentenced after having pled guilty to two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. CELESTINE pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute twenty-eight grams of cocaine base (“crack”) and one count of possession with intent to distribute twenty-eight grams of crack and a quantity of cocaine hydrochloride.

U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan sentenced CELESTINE to time served after having served 41 months in jail, and 4 years of supervised release.

 The plea and sentencing of CELESTINE followed an investigation by the Terrebonne Parish Narcotics Division and the Drug Enforcement Administration who identified CELESTINE as a distributor of cocaine.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Terrebonne Parish Narcotics Division in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Andre Jones was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated December 18, 2014