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Saint James Parish Man Sentenced for Violating Federal Controlled Substances Act

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – On December 7, 2023, United States District Judge Carl Barbier sentenced CRANDALL WASHINGTON to 168 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to two counts of the indictment pending against him for both conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute, five hundred (500) grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, in violation of the Federal Controlled Substances Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

Specifically, WASHINGTON was indicted on November 4, 2021 for possessing with intent to distribute 909 grams of crystal methamphetamine. According to court documents, WASHINGTON was stopped in his vehicle by law enforcement with three different bags of crystal methamphetamine, weighing approximately two (2) pounds. Following completion of his prison sentence, WASHINGTON also faces five (5) years of supervised release and a mandatory $100 mandatory special assessment fee per count.

U. S. Attorney Duane A. Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Rachal Cassagne and J. Benjamin Myers of the Narcotics Unit.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated December 8, 2023

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