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Vidalia man pleads guilty to cocaine distribution

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

ALEXANDRIA, La. United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Vidalia man pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Demond Fleming, 40, Vidalia, La., pleaded guilty before U.S District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. According to the guilty plea, law enforcement agents noticed Fleming parked in the middle of Concordia Park Drive in Vidalia on July 11, 2017. Agents searched his car and found 82.18 grams of cocaine, two hydrocodone pills and $4,751. They also discovered that he was on supervised release for a previous drug conviction.

Fleming faces 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $1 million fine. The court set a sentencing date of May 18, 2018.

The DEA and Louisiana State Probation and Parole conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney James G. Cowles Jr. is prosecuting the case.

Updated February 22, 2018

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