East Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges
A Lufkin man enters a guilty plea in Shreveport Federal Court to possessing cocaine with intent to distribute.
According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley's office, 21-year-old Laraymeon Watson received cocaine powder and Ecstasy pills from a supplier in Texas.
When his vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation in June 2015 near Greenwood, Louisiana, about eight ounces of cocaine and more than 3,000 Ecstasy pills were found. Watson later admitted he planned to sell the drugs.
Watson faces up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a $1-million fine and restitution. He'll be sentenced June 1, 2016.
Watson was arrested as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force's 'Operation River City Blues,' aimed at combating drug trafficking.The DEA, Louisiana State Police and Lufkin Police Department investigated the case.