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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 20, 2018

Shreveport man sentenced to 86 months in prison for methamphetamine distribution, firearm possession

SHREVEPORT, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Shreveport man was sentenced Thursday to seven years and two months in prison for distributing methamphetamine and illegally possessing a revolver.

Christopher De’Lanio Taylor, 30, of Shreveport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. on one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to the January 12, 2018 guilty plea, law enforcement agents observed Taylor selling methamphetamine on August 3, 2016 and September 14, 2016. They later searched his home and found synthetic marijuana, digital scales, baggies containing white residue, 62.73 grams of methamphetamine, $3,450, and a Smith and Wesson, Model 30, .32 long caliber revolver with ammo.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

The ATF, Caddo/Shreveport Narcotics Mid-Level Investigation Unit, and Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mary J. Mudrick and J. Aaron Crawford prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated April 20, 2018