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Washington Parish Man Sentenced To Eleven Years for Gun and Heroin Offenses

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

NEW ORLEANS, La. – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that ALEX MILLER, age 37, from Washington Parish, Louisiana, was sentenced to 130 months in prison in connection with his convictions for heroin and gun charges.

On July 23, 2019, MILLER pled guilty to conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, two counts of possessing a firearm despite being a felon, and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

For the heroin conspiracy charge and the two felon-in-possession charges, Judge Wendy B. Vitter sentenced MILLER to (5) five years (60 months) in prison. For the charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, Judge Vitter sentenced MILLER to 70 months in prison, consecutive to his sentences for the other counts. This resulted in a total sentence of 130 months in prison. MILLER’s term of imprisonment will be followed by (4) four years of supervised release.

MILLER’s codefendant, LARRY DAVIS, pled guilty on August 6, 2019 to the same heroin conspiracy charge and a single count of possessing a firearm as a felon. Judge Wendy B. Vitter set sentencing for DAVIS for March 10, 2020.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Louisiana State Police, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, and the Bogalusa Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Nicholas D. Moses and André Jones are in charge of the prosecution.

This prosecution is part of an extensive investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). OCDETF is a joint federal, state and local cooperative approach to combat drug trafficking and is the nation’s primary tool for disrupting and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, targeting national and regional level drug trafficking organizations and coordinating the necessary law enforcement entities and resources to disrupt or dismantle the targeted criminal organization and seize their assets.


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Updated January 23, 2020

Drug Trafficking
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