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Amite Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison on Federal Drug Charges

SEP 18 (NEW ORLEANS) –Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Keith Brown and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced that Torrie Brumfield, a resident of Amite, Louisiana, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier to serve 16 years in prison for his role in a large-scale drug conspiracy.

On March 25, 2014, Brumfield was convicted by a federal jury for conspiracy to possess and distribute, and distribution of more than 100 grams of crack cocaine.

In a separate trial in the same case, co-defendant Marco Dillon was also found guilty of a conspiracy to possess and distribute more than 100 grams of crack cocaine.  Dillon received a sentence of 97 months in prison. Co-defendants Floyd Hampton, Will Dunn and David Chaney pleaded guilty to their role in the conspiracy and testified at the trials of Brumfield and Dillon.  Hampton, Dunn and Chaney were sentenced to 36 months, 12 months and a day, and 23 months, respectively.

U.S. Attorney Polite thanked the following investigating agencies for their efforts:   Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New Orleans Field Office, Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office, and the Hammond Police Department.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys John F. Murphy and Michael E. McMahon.

Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.JustThinkTwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.

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