Drug Enforcement Administration

New Orleans

Stephen G. Azzam, Special Agent in Charge

February 24, 2017

Contact: SA Debbie Webber

Phone Number: (504) 840-1100

Man Sentenced To Over 11 Years In Prison For Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

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Meth seized

SHREVEPORT, La. - A man from Texas was sentenced Wednesday to over 11 years in prison for conspiring to sell methamphetamine in the Shreveport area with another Texas man, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley and United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley. 

Tares Terrell Hearn, 37, of Carthage, Texas, was sentenced by a U.S. District Judge on one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to the September 19, 2016 guilty plea, law enforcement agents learned that Hearn had organized a transaction to sell methamphetamine on May 10, 2016 at a Greenwood, La., gas station. Co-defendant Delton Williams Jr., 29, of Deberry, Texas, arrived earlier in a Cadillac Escalade.  Hearn was then seen entering the Escalade and exiting the vehicle with a package tucked under his arm. While Hearn was being arrested, Williams was followed to an adjacent business where he was also arrested.  Hearn and Williams were found with large sums of money.  Hearn was found with a large amount of methamphetamine not intended for personal use. It was later learned that Williams transported methamphetamine from Texas to Greenwood for Hearn who intended to distribute it.

Williams was sentenced on February 1, 2017 to 70 months in prison and three years of supervised release for the conspiracy count.

The DEA and Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.

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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