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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Last member of Rapides Parish methamphetamine distribution ring sentenced

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that the last defendant in a Central Louisiana methamphetamine distribution ring was sentenced Tuesday to 90 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell.

Kevrick Kemar Davis was one of 10 defendants named in an indictment filed June 6, 2017.  The defendants conspired to distribute multi-kilogram quantities of methamphetamine in Central Louisiana from September 2016 to June 2017. A source in the San Diego, California, area mailed more than 4.5 kilograms of methamphetamine to a source in Louisiana who then distributed it to Davis, the co-defendants and others. The methamphetamine was given to Davis in 1 pound quantities of which he would then sell.

All 10 defendants have now been convicted and sentenced for their part in the conspiracy:

Co-Defendant

Date of Guilty Plea

Sentencing

 Ernest Johnson Jr., 40, of Jena, Louisiana

June 7, 2018

 December 13, 2018 - 70 months in prison; five years of supervised release.

 

Travis Demond Augustine, 30, of Alexandria, Louisiana

July 25, 2018

January 31, 2019 - 108 months in prison; five years of supervised release.

 

Terry Dion Augustine, 33, of Alexandria, Louisiana

April 12, 2018

January 31, 2019 - 150 months in prison; one year of supervised release.

 

Allan Jamal Shuler, 38, of Alexandria, Louisiana

 

November 5, 2018

February 8, 2019 - 188 months in prison; five years of supervised release.

Jamaal Demon Howard, 31, of Alexandria, Louisiana

November 6, 2018

February 8, 2018 – 120 months in prison; five years of supervised release.

 

Danny Demetric Payne, 39, of Alexandria, Louisiana

November 13, 2018

February 8, 2019 - 262 months in prison; 10 years of supervised release.

 

Eddie Kendricks Jackson, 39, of Alexandria, Louisiana

November 21, 2018

January 9, 2019 - 300 months in prison; 10 years of supervised release.

 

Raymond Travon Knox, 40, of Alexandria, Louisiana

November 21, 2018

January 9, 2019 - 200 months in prison; five years of supervised release.

 

Dewaine Raye Haynes, 44, of Alexandria, Louisiana

November 21, 2018

February 23, 2019 – 200 months in prison; five years of supervised release.

 

Kevrick Kemar Davis, 33, of Alexandria, Louisiana

November 16, 2018

August 20, 2019 – 90 months in prison; five years of supervised release.

All of the defendants pleaded guilty for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Additionally, Terry Augustine pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm by a convicted felon.

The FBI’s Central Louisiana Safe Streets Gang Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Allison D. Bushnell and Brian C. Flanagan prosecuted the case.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 22, 2019