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New Orleans Man, Richard Garrett, Sentenced To Ten Years For Drug Violations

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that RICHARD GARRETT, age 20, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Edson E. Fallon to a 120-month term of imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release following his guilty plea to Conspiracy to Distribute and Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Baser. On July 19, 2013, GARRETT was one of 12 defendants charged in a 30-count superseding indictment.

This investigation targeted a violent Drug Trafficking Organization that operated out of the Lincoln Manor area of Kenner.  During the course of the investigation, two major sources of supply of “crack” cocaine for the Lincoln Manor are of Kenner, were identified and dismantled along with their distribution network.  Most of the street level distributors for this Drug Trafficking Organization were identified as being affiliated with a local gang who called themselves the “Flippa Squad.”

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Kenner Police Department, Homeland Security Investigation, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Intelligence Center, Louisiana State Police, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Border Patrol, and the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney J. Collin Sims is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 18, 2014