New Orleans Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 09, 2012|
NEW ORLEANS—Michael Stafford, age 27, a resident of Harvey, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge Lance M. Africk to 135 months’ imprisonment after previously pleading guilty to a superseding bill of information, announced
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. 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 be violate any terms of his supervised release.
Stafford previously pled guilty to a bill of information that charged him with one count of conspiracy to distribute more than 280 grams of cocaine base or “crack” and two counts of distribution of a quantity of cocaine base or “crack.”
According to court documents, Stafford 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.
The case was investigated by the FBI and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. It is was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.