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Man faces drug charges after search of residence

A Louisiana man is currently in custody on drug charges following a search of his home. Police said they discovered drugs in the man's house, along with a high-powered weapon. The man facing drug charges is 32 years old.

Police said they executed a search warrant on a recent Thursday morning, in the early morning hours. While at the man's house, they reportedly found marijuana and crack cocaine. They also allegedly discovered a high-powered rifle that was loaded.

Man pleads guilty to drug charges, sentenced to prison

A man in Louisiana was recently sentenced to prison for committing a serious drug crime. The man was arrested back in 2014 for trafficking drugs via the mail. He later pleaded guilty to several federal charges, including drug charges, and has been sentenced to a decade behind prison bars.

The 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute over 500 grams of the drug methamphetamine. He additionally pleaded guilty to having a gun with the goal of furthering his drug conspiracy. According to police, from 2013 to 2014, the man received an estimated 25 packages of the drug from suppliers in a nearby state. The packages arrived at his house through Fed Ex.

Man facing drug charges sentenced to prison

One man in Louisiana was recently sentenced to prison for committing crimes involving drugs. His drug charges include possessing marijuana and intending to distribute it as well as possessing firearms and furthering drug trafficking. The sentence given to the man, who is 29 years old, is for 66 months.

According to police, authorities were executing a search warrant for another person at a home one day. Authorities then reportedly discovered items for drug packaging, marijuana and scales at the residence. Agents said they also found a semi-automatic rifle that was loaded, along with a loaded pistol in the 29-year-old man's bedroom.

Drug charges filed against father and son

A father and his son have been arrested in Louisiana in connection with a drug crime. The arrests on drug charges came after an investigation by police. The ages of the men arrested are 60 and 40.

The two men were taken into custody by a sheriff's office drug task force while they were at their house. Police reported that they discovered more than 30 marijuana plants near the property's back wood line. They also allegedly found loose marijuana in a safe at the house.

Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex crimes

One man in Louisiana was recently sentenced for committing crimes involving child pornography. The man admitted to possessing, as well as distributing, pornography involving minors. The man who committed the sex crimes will spend 10 years in prison.

Authorities started to investigate the man, age 20, back in February of 2016. At that time, a parish sheriff's office had received a report that the man had discussed raping a girl who was 4 years old. These comments were made in a forum online.

Two used car dealership co-owners charged with fraud

Felony charges were recently filed against two men in Louisiana in connection to fraudulent activity. The men co-own a used car dealership. The fraud charges filed against them came after police reportedly discovered that they were stealing large sums of money in sales tax revenues from the state.

Investigators with Louisiana's revenue department said the two men underreported more than 100 vehicles' sale prices. They then allegedly shorted Louisiana on the vehicles' sales taxes. Finally, they reportedly pocketed the difference.

Couple faces Louisana drug charges re meth operation

A couple in Louisiana was recently arrested for reportedly running a methamphetamine distribution operation. The two individuals were arrested on drug charges following a search of their home. They are 40 and 38 years old.

During the search of the couple's home, police say they found over 70 grams of meth. They also allegedly discovered a vehicle that had been stolen, drug paraphernalia and a firearm. The arrest was made by the Louisiana State Police and the sheriff's office in Vernon Parish.

3 men face drug charges in Louisiana

Three men have been arrested in Louisiana following a traffic stop. The traffic stop leading to drug charges took place on a recent Sunday. It happened on U.S. Highway 90.

According to authorities, a police officer stopped a car on the highway and asked the driver, 34, about the strong marijuana smell emanating from the car. Police also reportedly noticed a package that looked suspicious. The man allegedly grabbed the package and tried to flee from the officer.

3 men face sex crime charges in Louisiana

Three men in Louisiana were recently arrested for child pornography. The arrests on sex crime charges took place as part of an investigation by the office of the State Attorney General. The men arrested are 47, 31 and 25 years old.

The older man was taken into custody and charged with the distribution of child porn involving children under 13 years of age (three counts). The 31-year-old man was also arrested for pornography involving minors under age 13 (20 counts). The youngest man was accused of a total of 1,000 counts of videos and/or images of the sexual abuse of children under age 13.

Drug charges filed against 6 men; 2 men at large

Six men in Louisiana are facing charges related to drugs. According to police, the men facing drug charges played a role in an organization formed to traffic drugs. Two additional men remain at large for their alleged roles in this organization as well.

Police reported that the eight men distributed significant amounts of illegal drugs. The men allegedly received differing amounts of marijuana, heroin and cocaine. A joint law enforcement operation involving two parish sheriff's offices and the Drug Enforcement Administration, along with other federal and local law enforcement agencies, identified the men.

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