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Member of Winn Parish methamphetamine distribution ring pleads guilty

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

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that the last defendant in a Winn Parish methamphetamine distribution ring pleaded guilty Monday before he was scheduled to go to trial.

Jeremy Laraun Mamon, 36, of Winnfield, Louisiana, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Mamon was one of 11 defendants named as part of an indictment filed September 28, 2017. According to the guilty plea, Mamon and 10 other defendants conspired to distribute methamphetamine in the Winn Parish area from October 2015 to September 2017. Ladarrius James Street, 35; Dexter Jerome Sapp, 39; Destiny Hamilton, 33; Kendrick Lamont Davenport, 44; Stephen Duncan Jr., 26; Delano C. Hall, 49; Michael Deangelo Hall, 33; and Xavier Deandre Powell, 29; all of Winnfield, as well as Cristina Daniela Santos, 26, of Los Angeles, California; and Rafael M. Powell, 33, of Atlanta, Louisiana, were also indicted.

Mamon faces 20 years to life in prison, at least 10 years of supervised release and a $20 million fine. The remaining defendants also pleaded guilty to the conspiracy count. Santos, Street and Rafael Powell pleaded guilty on September 10, 2018 and are scheduled to be sentenced December 14, 2018. Sapp pleaded guilty April 16, 2018 and is scheduled to be sentenced November 20, 2018. Hamilton and Duncan pleaded guilty on July 5, 2018. Hamilton is scheduled to be sentenced November 19, 2018. Davenport pleaded June 27, 2018 and was sentenced on September 28, 2018 to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Delano Hall pleaded guilty on June 27, 2018 and is scheduled to be sentenced November 20, 2018. Michael Hall pleaded guilty on July 13, 2018. Xavier Powell pleaded guilty on August 27, 2018 and is scheduled to be sentenced on December 13, 2018.

The FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the Louisiana State Police-Alexandria Field Office Narcotics participated in the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Earl M. Campbell and Jessica D. Cassidy are prosecuting the case.

Updated October 23, 2018

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