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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Texas man pleads guilty to methamphetamine distribution conspiracy

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a man from Texas pleaded guilty last week to conspiring to sell methamphetamine in the Shreveport area with another Texas man.

Delton Williams Jr., 29, of Deberry, Texas, pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark L. Hornsby to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The plea will become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. According to the guilty plea, law enforcement agents learned that co-defendant Tares Terrell Hearn, 37, of Carthage, Texas, had organized a transaction to sell methamphetamine on May 10, 2016 at a Greenwood, La., gas station. Williams had arrived earlier in a Cadillac Escalade.  Hearn was then seen entering the Escalade and exiting the vehicle with a package tucked under his arm.  While Hearn was being arrested, Williams was followed to an adjacent business where he was also arrested. Hearn and Williams were found with large sums of money.  Hearn was found with a large amount of methamphetamine not intended for personal use.  It was later learned that Williams transported methamphetamine from Texas to Greenwood for Hearn who intended to distribute it

Williams and Hearn face up to 20 years in prison, at least three years of supervised release and a $1 million fine.  A sentencing date of February 1, 2017 was set. Hearn pleaded guilty on September 9, 2016 to the conspiracy count. Sentencing for Hearn is set for January 12, 2017.

The DEA and Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated November 1, 2016