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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Gretna man sentenced to more than 10 years for controlled substance, firearms offenses in Lafayette

ALEXANDRIA, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Gretna man was sentenced Monday to 121 months in prison for possessing with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine after Lafayette police officers recovered multiple controlled substances and a weapon from his former residence.

Don Edmond Washington, 29, of Gretna, Louisiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a previously convicted felon. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to the March 15, 2018 guilty plea, law enforcement agents searched Washington’s former home in Lafayette on May 17, 2017 and found methamphetamine, heroin, buprenorphine, Oxycodone, Alprazolam, one HK USP compact .45 caliber pistol with one magazine, six .45 caliber rounds and $440.

The DEA, ATF, Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force and Lafayette Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. McCoy prosecuted the case.

Updated June 20, 2018