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Caddo Parish man sentenced to 65 months in prison for distributing methamphetamine

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

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a Belcher man was sentenced to five years and five months in prison for distributing methamphetamine in northwest Louisiana.

Norman Phillip Mitchell, 43, of Belcher, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of distribution of methamphetamine. He was also sentenced to four years of supervised release. According to the April 14, 2016 guilty plea, during the course of the investigation, methamphetamine was purchased from the defendant in April and May of 2015 in Caddo and Bossier parishes. Approximately 27.4 grams of methamphetamine on April 15, 2015 and 26.5 grams on May 7, 2015 was purchased from Mitchell.

The DEA and the Tri-Parish Drug Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.

Updated August 8, 2016

Drug Trafficking