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Drug Traffickers Sentenced

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United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that three defendants were sentenced yesterday on cocaine conspiracy charges. Sedrick Lamar Reed, 39, of St. Louis, Mo., was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 5 years supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess cocaine base, also known as crack . Jimmy DewayneMitchell, 33, and Johnny Ray Wilson, 26, both of Monroe, were each sentenced to 46 months in prison and 5 years supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess cocaine base.

Nine defendants have been convicted in this case following a 12-month wiretap investigation of drug traffickers who transported more than five kilograms of cocaine powder from Dallas and converted it into crack cocaine for resale in the Monroe area.

Operation “Big Bully” was conducted jointly by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies by the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). OCDETF is a joint cooperative effort to combat drug trafficking, and in this case involved the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Louisiana State Police, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Monroe and West Monroe Police Departments.

Other defendants convicted to date include:

Emmett Levelle Minor, Jr., aka Slim or Deek, 36, of Dallas, will be sentenced on February 28, 2012, for conspiracy to distribute and possess cocaine base.

David S. Cyrus, Jr., aka Big Baby, 53, of Monroe, was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day in prison and 3 years supervised release for distribution of cocaine.

Maxie Necole Brown, 34, of Monroe, was sentenced to 48 months in prison and 1 year of supervised release for unlawful use of a communication facility.

Charles Ray Mitchell, aka Cuz, 36, of Monroe, was sentenced to 51 months in prison and 5 years supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess cocaine base.

David Earl Jackson, 48, of Monroe, was sentenced to 51 months in prison and 5 years supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess cocaine base.

Tony L. Littleton, 35, of Monroe, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 5 years supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess cocaine base.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney James G. Cowles, Jr.

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