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Bossier City Man Sentenced for Illegally Distributing and Possessing Cocaine

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

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Demetrius Demontrae Richmond, 26, of Bossier City, Louisiana, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote. Richmond was sentenced to 51 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine. 

According to information presented in court, Richmond began obtaining cocaine and crack cocaine from an individual in approximately January 2020. Richmond would purchase the narcotics from this individual at various places in Shreveport and then distribute to other individuals. Richmond admitted to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 267 grams of powder cocaine and 72 grams of crack cocaine.

The case was investigated by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jessica D. Cassidy.

The investigation and conviction of Richmond is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

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Updated September 28, 2023

Drug Trafficking