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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Choudrant Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Meth


MONROE, La. –A Choudrant man pleaded guilty last week to distributing methamphetamine from his home, U.S.Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced.

Christopher Takewell, 38, of Choudrant, La., entered a guilty plea last week before U.S. District Judge Robert G. James, to one count of distribution of methamphetamine.  According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, law enforcement agencies conducted a controlled purchase of 104.65 grams of methamphetamine in January of 2014 from Takewell at his home.  The residence was searched on January 24, 2014, and the $6,250 used in the controlled purchase was recovered.

Takewell faces 10 years to life in prison, at least five years of supervised release, and a $10 million fine.  A sentencing date of January 5, 2015 was set.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Monroe Field Office, the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Metro Narcotics Unit based in Monroe conducted this investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison D. Bushnell is prosecuting the case.

Updated January 30, 2015