Four Shreveporters Indicted in Cocaine and Meth Distribution Operation
Four Shreveport residents have been indicted in a cocaine and methamphetamine distribution operation in Caddo, Bossier, DeSoto and Red River Parishes.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 35-year-old Shawn Swift, 59-year-old Linda Brown, 62-year-old Ricky Swift and 26-year-old Jarvis Randle, all of Shreveport, are accused of conspiring to distribute cocaine, meth and cocaine base from January 2013 to October 2014 in the four-parish area.
The four face various possible penalties depending on the drug quantity involved and their criminal histories. They each face more than one of the following charges and sentences:
- Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine - up to 20 years in prison, and for some, up to life in prison.
- Distribution of cocaine and meth and possession with intent to distribute cocaine - up to 20 years in prison, and for some, up to 40 years in prison.
- Possession of firearms while drug trafficking - mandatory five years in prison consecutive to any other sentence.
- Possession of firearms by a convicted felon - up to 10 years in prison.
- Possession of firearms with obliterated serial numbers - up to 10 years in prison.
- Maintaining a drug-involved premises - up to 20 years in prison.
All the charges also include five years of supervised release. The defendants also face fines up to $5-million and forfeiture of all money and property seized in the case.