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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Three Men Sentenced for Federal Drug Violations

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that CLEMMON BRIDGES, age 56, of Houston, Texas, and DARIN FIELDS, age 32, of Bogalusa, Louisiana, were sentenced today after having previously pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base. In addition, WALTER VAUGHN, age 49, of Amite, Louisiana, was sentenced today after having previously pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base.

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced BRIDGES to a 30-month term of imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release, FIELDS to a 151-month term of imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release, and VAUGHN to a 37-month term of imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release.

On February 6, 2014, BRIDGES, FIELDS, and VAUGHN were three of 15 defendants charged in an 8-count indictment. According to court documents, the indictment was based on court-authorized wiretaps that recorded conversations between STEVEN HAYNES and the defendants, concerning the distribution of powder cocaine that was later converted to crack and sold in Washington and Tangipahoa Parishes.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Louisiana State Police, and Washington Parish Sherriff’s Office in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Michael E. McMahon is in charge of the prosecution.

 

Updated November 26, 2014