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Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy and Murder

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DERRICK FIELDS, age 34, of Texas, pled guilty today to participating in a conspiracy to distribute over 5 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride and to participation in a murder that took place in League City, Texas that was done in the course of the drug conspiracy.  

According to court records, FIELDS acknowledged the drug conspiracy involved between 50 and 150 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride and over $1,000,000 in cash that was being distributed in 2015 between Texas and Georgia, via Louisiana.  FIELDS also admitted that on July 30, 2015, he participated in the murder of Antonio Martins.

FIELDS will face a sentence of not less than 30 years and not more than life in prison, a fine of not more than $10,000,000, and at least five years of supervised release.  U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier set sentencing for July 7, 2016.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Houston Police Department, the League City Police Department, and the District Attorney’s Office in Galveston, Texas for their cooperation with in bringing FIELDS and several of his co-conspirators to justice.  Assistant United States Attorneys Maurice E. Landrieu, Jr. and André G. Jones are in charge of the prosecution.

Updated March 31, 2016

Topics
Drug Trafficking
Violent Crime