New Orleans Man Sentenced for Federal Drug and Firearms Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 09, 2012|
NEW ORLEANS—Kendrall Dixon, age 27, a resident of Harvey, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge Lance M. Africk after previously pleading guilty to a superseding bill of information, announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. Dixon was sentenced to 151 months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute more than 280 grams of cocaine base or “crack” and 120 months’ imprisonment for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, both sentences to run concurrent. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Africk imposed five years of supervisory release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release
According to court documents, Dixon conspired with others to sell more than 280 grams but less than 500 grams crack cocaine between January 1, 2008 through November 18, 2010, in Jefferson Parish.
On November 17, 2010, the FBI stopped a vehicle in which Dixon was the front seat passenger. Dixon was arrested when within the loose molding of the door frame and in Dixon’s reach was a loaded Smith and Wesson Model 4003, .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Dixon has a conviction in the 24th Judicial District for the Parish of Jefferson for distribution of cocaine and, as such, was prohibited by federal law from possessing the firearm.
The case was investigated by the FBI and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.