March 31, 2016
Contact: SA Debbie Webber
Phone Number: (504) 840-1100
Texas Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Conspiracy And Murder
NEW ORLEANS - Drug Enforcement (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Stephen G. Azzam and U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that Derrick Fields, age 34, of Texas, pleaded guilty today to participating in a conspiracy to distribute over 5 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride and to participation in a murder that took place in League City, Texas that was done in the course of the drug conspiracy.
According to court records, Fields acknowledged the drug conspiracy involving between 50 and 150 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride and over $1,000,000 in cash that was being distributed in 2015 between Texas and Georgia, via Louisiana. Fields also admitted that on July 30, 2015, he participated in the murder of Antonio Martins.
Fields will face a sentence of not less than 30 years and not more than life in prison, a fine of not more than $10,000,000, and at least five years of supervised release. Sentencing is set to commence on July 7, 2016.
This case was worked by the DEA, the Houston Police Department, the League City Police Department and the District Attorney’s Offices in Galveston, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana.