Baton Rouge Man Sentenced to 175 Months in Federal Prison for Drug Charges
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Louisiana
United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson sentenced Courtney Clayton, age 39, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 175 months in federal prison following his convictions for possession with the intent to distribute heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine. The Court further sentenced Clayton to five years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment.
According to admissions made as a part of his guilty plea, on January 26, 2021, after a months' long investigation into suspected narcotics trafficking by Clayton, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents executed a traffic stop on Clayton’s vehicle. Agents found 1,172.48 grams of heroin, 103.5 grams of fentanyl, 676.5 dosage units of fentanyl, and 16 grams of cocaine. in the trunk. Additionally, $12,760 cash was found in the glovebox along with three (3) cell phones belonging to Clayton.
This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William K. Morris.
Updated April 4, 2023