Drug Enforcement Administration

New Orleans

Stephen G. Azzam, Special Agent in Charge

January 05, 2016

Contact: SA Debbie Webber

Phone Number: (504) 840-1100

Four Ruston, La. Residents Sentenced For Conspiracy To Distribute And Possess Cocaine

MONROE, La. - Drug Enforcement (DEA) Acting Assistant Special Agent Eric Watson and United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that four Ruston residents were sentenced Monday for their roles in a cocaine distribution ring operating in the Lincoln Parish, Louisiana area.

A United States District Judge sentenced Ruston, Louisiana residents Brodrick D. Spivey, 34, to 77 months in prison; Kimoni A. McMurray, 37, to 108 months in prison; Thaxter Reynolds, 25, to 46 months in prison; and Harold Jenkins, 59, to 41 months in prison on one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. They were also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to evidence presented at the guilty pleas, the defendants conspired to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine or crack cocaine from June 2012 to July 2014 in the Lincoln Parish area. They were recorded buying cocaine and scheduling to convert cocaine to crack cocaine.

The fifth member of the conspiracy, Decarrious Jenkins, 27, of Ruston, was sentenced on November 30, 2015 to 77 months in prison and three years of supervised release for one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

The defendants were arrested as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task (OCDETF) “Operation Pit Stop.” The DEA, U.S. Marshals Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Louisiana State Police, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, Ruston Police Department, Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, Natchitoches Police Department, Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office, DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bossier City Police Department, Shreveport Police Department, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, all participated in this OCDETF operation.
 
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