News Release
Date: June 29, 2012

Hammond Man Sentenced to 15 Years in DEA Drug Case

June 29 (New Orleans)– Kenyatte D. Pea, 34, a resident of Hammond, Louisiana was sentenced on June 26, 2012 by U. S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle for violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act involving the distribution of crack cocaine.

On August 31, 2011 Peapledguilty to two counts of distribution of over 100 grams of crack cocainein Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

Pea was sentenced to 188 months (15 years), four years of supervised release, and a mandatory $100.00 special assessment. In addition, Peais currently on Federal supervised release and faces additional penalties for distribution of crack cocaine in a separate case. His revocation hearing is scheduled for July 25, 2012 before U. S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman.

The case was investigated by Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and prosecuted by Eastern District of Louisiana Assistant U. S. Attorney W. Scott Laragy.

Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at, and