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July 9, 2014

Shreveport Man Sentenced to 264 Months in Prison for Cocaine Distribution

SHREVEPORT, LA—A Shreveport man was sentenced to 264 months in prison and eight years of supervised release for his role in a Shreveport cocaine distribution conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today.

Quacy L. Francis, 38, of Shreveport was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter for one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base. According to evidence presented at the guilty pleas in January 2014, Francis and others conspired to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base in the Shreveport area from November 2012 to May 2013. The FBI conducted three controlled purchases of cocaine, both crack and powder, from Francis. Francis purchased cocaine from Michael T. Johnson, 40, of Shreveport, and others to be distributed in the Shreveport area. Lemarcus Miller, 32, and Demarkus Miller, 32, both from Shreveport, were also part of the conspiracy.

Demarkus Miller and Lemarcus Miller were each sentenced to 60 months in prison and four years of supervised release on March 27, 2014 and May 16, 2014 respectively. Johnson was sentenced to 120 months in prison and eight years of supervised release on April 28, 2014.

This case is part of an investigation called Operation Dry Cedar conducted by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). OCDETF is a joint multi-agency group consisting of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies with a cooperative approach to combat drug trafficking. Operation Dry Cedar was a jointly conducted investigation by the FBI’s Northwest Louisiana Violent Crimes Task Force, DEA, Bossier City Police Department, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Louisiana State Police.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison D. Bushnell prosecuted the case.

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