Drug Enforcement Administration

New Orleans

Stephen G. Azzam, Special Agent in Charge

November 19, 2014

Contact: SA Debbie Webber

Phone Number: (504) 840-1100

Three Men Sentenced For Federal Drug Violations

NEW ORLEANS - Drug Enforcement (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Keith Brown and U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that Clemmon Bridges, age 56, of Houston, Texas, and Darin Fields, age 32, of Bogalusa, Louisiana, were sentenced today after having previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base. In addition, Walter Vaughn, age 49, of Amite, Louisiana, was sentenced today after having previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base.

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced Bridges to a 30-month term of imprisonment and three years of supervised release, Fields to a 151-month term of imprisonment and three years of supervised release, and Vaughn to a 37-month term of imprisonment and three years of supervised release. 

On February 6, 2014, Bridges, Fields, and Vaughn were three of 15 defendants charged in an eight-count indictment. According to court documents, the indictment was based on court-authorized wiretaps that recorded conversations between Steven Haynes and the defendants, concerning the distribution of powder cocaine that was later converted to crack and sold in Washington and Tangipahoa Parishes. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Louisiana State Police, and Washington Parish Sherriff’s Office in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Michael E. McMahon is in charge of the prosecution.

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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