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Man from Alexandria sentenced to 54 months in prison for selling methamphetamine

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

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that an Alexandria man was sentenced Monday to 54 months in prison for selling methamphetamine.

Franklin Drake Smith, 25, of Alexandria, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on one count of distribution of methamphetamine. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to the August 19, 2015 guilty plea, agents conducted controlled buys of methamphetamine from Smith on February 2, 2015 and February 11, 2015 at different locations in Alexandria. The total weight of the methamphetamine sold exceeded 50 grams.  Smith was held accountable for the distribution of approximately 680 grams of methamphetamine based on further investigation.

The FBI Central Louisiana Safe Streets Task Force with assistance from the Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison D. Bushnell prosecuted the case.

Updated November 24, 2015