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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Monroe man sentenced to 72 months in prison for drugs, weapons charges

MONROE La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Monroe man was sentenced Monday to 72 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm in relation to drug trafficking.

Edward A. Jordan, 49, of Monroe, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James on one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and one count of possession of a firearm in relation to drug trafficking.  He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release.  According to evidence presented at the March 27, 2015 guilty plea, law enforcement searched Jordan’s residence on May 20, 2013 after receiving tips that distribution of marijuana and prescription pills were taking place. The search yielded a sizeable amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, prescription pills, a loaded Hi-Point 9mm carbine, 27 rounds of live ammunition and $1,102.

The ATF and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Apprehension Team conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.

Updated July 7, 2015