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Western District of Louisiana

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Florida man sentenced to 8 years in prison for trafficking cocaine in Calcasieu Parish

LAKE CHARLES, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Florida man was sentenced Monday to 96 months in prison for trafficking nearly 10 kilograms of cocaine. 

Kavin Grandison, 46, of Pensacola, Florida, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter on one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He was also sentenced to four years of supervised release. According to the October 3, 2018 guilty plea, a law enforcement officer conducted a traffic stop on Grandison’s vehicle on February 22, 2018 in Calcasieu Parish.  After a search of the vehicle, the officer discovered sealed plastic bags in the gas tank, which contained powder cocaine.  The substance was tested, weighed and found to be 4.972 kilograms of cocaine.  During an earlier arrest, officers had stopped Grandison’s vehicle on November 8, 2017 in Jackson County, Mississippi, and conducted a search of his vehicle. They found six sealed packages in a detergent box that later tested to be 4.384 kilograms of cocaine.  Grandison was found with a total of 9.356 kilograms of cocaine confiscated from both vehicle stops.

Homeland Security Investigations and the Calcasieu Anti-Drug Team conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Dominic Rossetti prosecuted the case.

Drug Trafficking
Updated December 20, 2018