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Jefferson Parish Woman Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Ketamine Which Resulted in the Death of a Teenager Whose Body Was Found Floating in a Texas Bayou

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

NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that LEILANI ASPURIA, age 25, of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, was sentenced on February 5, 2020 by U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo to (10) ten years of imprisonment followed by (3) three years of supervised release for distributing ketamine which resulted in the death of a Slidell, Louisiana teenager.  The eighteen year old’s dead body was found floating in a Texas bayou.

As described in court documents, ASPURIA, along with WILLIAM HARRISON FARRIS, age 39, and KACIE DOUCET, age 37, conspired to incapacitate the teenager with drugs so that he could be transported to law enforcement authorities in Texas.  ASPURIA, FARRIS, and DOUCET did so in the hope of receiving free drugs from two large scale Texas-based methamphetamine dealers.  These dealers, a married couple, had told their New Orleans customers that they wanted the teenager so they would not lose the $6000 bond they had posted for him months earlier.

FARRIS pleaded guilty to the same charge and will be sentenced on March 18, 2020.  DOUCET also pleaded guilty to the same charge and will be sentenced on April 8, 2020.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service, Louisiana State Police, Houston Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant United States Attorneys David Howard Sinkman and Brandon S. Long and are in charge of the prosecution.      

Updated February 7, 2020

Drug Trafficking