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St. Tammany Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Federal Drug Violations

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 29, 2012
  • Eastern District of Louisiana (504) 680-3000

NEW ORLEANS—Derrick Chris Guyot, age 39, a resident of Slidell, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. to 18 years (216 months) in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Duval imposed five years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an addition term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release. Guyot had previously pled guilty to a superseding indictment that charged him with one count of conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride.

According to court documents, Guyot conspired and agreed with others to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride from a time unknown but prior to July 24, 2003. During the conspiratorial period charged in the superseding indictment, Guyot arranged for the transportation of cocaine to various parts of Saint Tammany Parish.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.