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

Friday, February 24, 2017

Texas man sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for methamphetamine distribution conspiracy

SHREVEPORT, La. United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a man from Texas was sentenced Wednesday to 140 months in prison for conspiring to sell methamphetamine in the Shreveport area with another Texas man.


Tares Terrell Hearn, 37, of Carthage, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. on one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to the September 19, 2016 guilty plea, law enforcement agents learned that Hearn had organized a transaction to sell methamphetamine on May 10, 2016 at a Greenwood, La., gas station. Co-defendant Delton Williams Jr., 29, of Deberry, Texas, 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 was sentenced on February 1, 2017 to 70 months in prison and three years of supervised release for the conspiracy count.


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

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 24, 2017