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Many Resident Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine

MAR 09 (SHREVEPORT, La.) – Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge Joseph W. Shepherd and United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a Many, La resident was sentenced to 188 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine in Sabine Parish.

Cassius L. Medlock, 32, of Many, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. He was also sentenced to four years of supervised release. According to the November 13, 2015 guilty plea, Medlock was stopped on August 14, 2014, for speeding, and after searching the vehicle, officers observed more than 193 grams of cocaine base and marijuana in the vehicle he was driving. Six children were also present in the vehicle.

The defendant was arrested as part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Operation. The DEA and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. The OCDETF program is a joint federal, state and local cooperative approach to combat drug trafficking and is the nation’s primary tool for disrupting and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, targeting national and regional level drug trafficking organizations, and coordinating the necessary law enforcement entities and resources to disrupt or dismantle the targeted criminal organization and seize their assets.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth D. Reeg prosecuted the case.

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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