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Houma Man Sentenced to Over 19 Years in Prison for Meth Charges

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

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that DARNOLD TROY DEVILLE, age 50, of Houma, was sentenced yesterday for charges relating to narcotics trafficking. 

DEVILLE pled guilty on November 8, 2016, to conspiring to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. According to court documents, in January 2015, DEA agents began investigating a drug-trafficking organization based in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, which obtained methamphetamine through sources of supply in Texas and in California, including through the mail.  Upon DEVILLE’s arrest on December 10, 2015, DEVILLE was in possession of 84 grams of methamphetamine and a digital scale. 

Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced DEVILLE to 235 months in the Bureau of Prisons, as well as ten years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys James S. C. Baehr, Nicholas D. Moses, and André Jones are in charge of the prosecution.

Updated March 21, 2018