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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

St. Charles Parish Man Sentenced to Over 21 Years in Prison for Narcotics Distribution Offenses

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that RONALD THOMPSON, age 42, of St. Charles Parish, was sentenced today for charges relating to narcotics trafficking. 

Following a two-day trial, on April 3, 2018, a jury found THOMPSON guilty of possessing with the intent to distribute quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, and heroin. The government filed a bill of information before trial, charging THOMPSON as a multiple offender for his two prior felony drug convictions, both of which also took place in federal court.

According to the evidence presented at trial, on July 27, 2017, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives witnessed what appeared to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction in a gas station parking lot. They effected a traffic stop on the vehicle involved, which ultimately led to the discovery of a bag containing powder cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy in the back of a police car where THOMPSON had been placed pending the search of his car. Testimony and other evidence confirmed that Thompson had pulled the bag from inside his pants and shoved it into the seat behind him.

Judge Susie Morgan sentenced THOMPSON to 262 months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, as well as 6 years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorneys Jeff Sandman and Nicholas D. Moses were responsible for the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 11, 2018