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Desoto Parish residents indicted for conspiring to distribute cocaine

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

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that seven DeSoto Parish residents were indicted for charges relating to the sale of crack and powder cocaine.

According to the indictment, which was unsealed today, Tyquario Derell Adams, 25; Johnny Leroy Adams Jr., 26; Antonio Tawarn Robertson, 35; Makeith Ladale Robertson, 32; Terrance D. Woods, 41; Ashton Bernard Shelton, 25; and Amanda Marie Garner, 32, all of Mansfield, La., are charged in Count One with conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine in the Mansfield area from April 2015 to November of 2015. Counts two to four charge varying defendants with distribution of crack cocaine, and counts five to eight charge varying defendants with distribution of powder cocaine.  Count Nine charges Johhny Adams with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.  See the list below for charging details:

Counts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
T. Adams *             *  
J. Adams *       * * * * *
A. Robertson * * * * * * * *  
M. Robertson * *              
Woods * *              
Shelton *     *          
Garner *   *            

The defendants face various possible penalties depending on the drug quantity involved, their role in the charged offense and their criminal histories.

An indictment is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The FBI Northwest Louisiana Violent Crimes Task Force and the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison D. Bushnell is prosecuting the case.


Updated March 17, 2016