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Terrebonne Parish Man Sentenced for Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DERECK CELESTIN, JR., age 37, a resident of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, was sentenced on February 16, 2023 to 120 months imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release, and a mandatory $200 special assessment fee by U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan, after pleading guilty to a two-count indictment which charged him with distribution of methamphetamine in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B), and 841(b)(1)(A), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)  investigation revealed that CELESTIN was a methamphetamine distributor in Terrebonne Parish. DEA agents arranged two controlled purchases of methamphetamine from CELESTIN. On July 13, 2021, agents arranged the purchase of 48.73 grams of methamphetamine from CELESTIN. On August 9, 2021, agents arranged the purchase of 130.35 grams of methamphetamine from CELESTIN.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney J. Benjamin Myers of the Narcotics Unit.

Updated February 22, 2023

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