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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Alabama man, Shreveport woman sentenced for methamphetamine distribution conspiracy

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that an Alabama man was sentenced to 168 months in prison and a Caddo Parish woman was sentenced to 120 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Mazda Rasasy, 37, of Daphne, Ala., and Angela Dawn Hardin, 46, of Shreveport, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. on one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  They were also sentenced to four years of supervised release. According to evidence presented at the guilty pleas, Rasasy and Hardin conspired to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in August of 2013. Law enforcement agents seized 69.6 grams of methamphetamine on August 9, 2013 from Rasasy’s vehicle after he became a target in a local methamphetamine trafficking investigation.  Agents later searched Hardin’s residence, where another 141.9 grams of methamphetamine and 17 firearms were seized.  Agents learned during the investigation that Rasasy occasionally drove methamphetamine from Alabama to Shreveport, and Hardin allowed him to use her home as a base while he sold the methamphetamine in the area.  Rasasy has a prior federal conviction for distributing methamphetamine.

The DEA and ATF conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.

Updated June 10, 2015