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Press Release

Armed Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 15-Year Federal Prison Term

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

             Acting United States Attorney Corey R. Amundson announced that yesterday Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson sentenced QUINTON HALL, age 33, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to serve fifteen (15) years in federal prison based on the defendant’s convictions for trafficking methamphetamine in Ascension and Livingston Parishes and possessing a firearm in furtherance of such trafficking. 

 

            A federal jury unanimously convicted HALL following a three-day trial in July 2017.  At trial, the evidence established that HALL obtained kilogram and multi-ounce quantities of methamphetamine from suppliers in Texas and California through the mail and other means.  HALL and others would then distribute the methamphetamine to customers in Livingston and Ascension Parishes.  HALL used a hidden compartment behind the stereo of his vehicle to conceal a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol that he used to further his drug trafficking business. 

 

            Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson stated, “Armed drug traffickers contribute significantly to the threat of violence in our communities and must not be tolerated.  The defendant’s fifteen-year sentence – which was mandatory under federal law – reflects our dedication to pursuing those who endanger our community with all the tools at our disposal.  We do not seek to fill the prisons, but to deter others inclined to follow the same path and to spare the honest and descent members of our communities from further harm.  I commend the agents and prosecutors whose dedicated work brought this defendant to justice.” 

 

            This matter is being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.  The investigation received valuable assistance from the Louisiana State Police.  This matter was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys J. Brady Casey and Ryan Crosswell.

Updated December 19, 2017

Topic
Drug Trafficking