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Tangipahoa Parish Man Sentenced on Federal Drug and Firearms Charges

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced on February 6, 2020 that ZETRICK JONES, age 36, a resident of Tickfaw, Louisiana, was sentenced to serve a total of 107 months in federal prison for violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act and the Federal Gun Control Act. This sentence consisted of 47 months on the drug trafficking charge and an additional 60 months for the firearms violation.  He was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his release from custody.

JONES was indicted by the Federal Grand Jury on December 13, 2018 for five separate violations of federal law.  This indictment was the result of a drug investigation that was led by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

During the course of this investigation, agents learned that JONES kept several types of drugs and firearms at his residence.  This led agents to execute a search warrant at his address on August 6, 2018.  As a result of the search, agents recovered 92 grams of heroin, 76 grams of marijuana, 721 Xanax pills, 24 Roxycontin pills, 6.9 grams of methamphetamine, four digital scales and a press (all of which are used in the distribution of illegal drugs), two boxes containing 22 bottles of promethazine, $3,469 in U.S. currency, a stolen pink and black Diamondback .380 caliber pistol (bearing serial number ZI1506), a Zastava AK-47 (serial number 049008), and a stolen black Glock 30 .45 caliber handgun (serial number RZH342), along with various ammunition.

Assistant United States Attorney Maurice Landrieu is in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated February 7, 2020

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses