☷Two Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Defendants Sentenced on Drug Conspiracy Charges
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Two Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Defendants Sentenced on Drug Conspiracy Charges SHREVEPORT/LAFAYETTE , La . – Two defendants involved in separate Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force ( OCDETF ) cases were sentenced yesterday on drug charges in the Western District of Louisiana , announced United States Attorney Brandon B . Brown . Djavious T . Evans , 23 , of Shreveport , Louisiana , was sentenced by United States District Judge Elizabeth E . Foote to 120 months in prison , followed by 5 years of supervised release , for conspiracy to ......distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine . In July 2020 , agents with the DEA began an investigation into the trafficking of methamphetamine in the Shreveport area . This Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force ( OCDETF ) investigation was named “Operation Lost and Found” and resulted in federal indictments against nine defendants for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine . Through their investigation , agents learned that Demetrius Loston , Evans and other co - defendants were distributing large amounts of methamphetamine in the Shreveport area . Law enforcement agents intercepted phone calls between Loston and an unnamed individual wherein they communicated about meeting to pick up methamphetamine at a local gas station . Agents observed Loston’s vehicle travel to the gas station , then to a residence in Shreveport . A traffic stop was conducted , and the driver was Evans . He had an outstanding warrant for child support and was arrested . During a search of the vehicle , officers found two loaded firearms , and a bag with several bags of methamphetamine inside . Another bag of methamphetamine was found under the radio console , along with 141 ecstasy pills . The narcotics were taken to the crime lab and were determined to have a net weight of 253 . 6 grams of methamphetamine and the ecstasy pills weighed 30 . 7 grams . This case was investigated by the DEA , ATF , and Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office , and was prosecuted by Assistant U . S . Attorney J . Aaron Crawford . Jhailen Zeno , of 27 , of Lafayette , Louisiana was sentenced by United States District Judge James D . Cain , Jr . to 85 months in prison , followed by 5 years of supervised release , for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin . This Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force ( OCDETF ) investigation was named “Operation All Star Millennials” and resulted in a federal indictment against ten defendants for conspiring together to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin , methamphetamine and cocaine in the Morgan City area . Law enforcement agents began an investigation in September 2019 into the drug trafficking activities of Zeno and his co - defendants and learned that Zeno conspired with nine others to acquire and distribute heroin for profit . During their investigation , Zeno was stopped on two occasions in June 2020 and found to have heroin in his possession , along with a 9mm handgun . Zeno pleaded guilty on charge on July 7 , 2021 . This case was investigated by the FBI , DEA , ATF , and Lafayette Police Department , and was prosecuted by Assistant U . S . Attorney John W . Nickel and Robert C . Abendroth . These cases are part of an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force ( OCDETF ) operation . OCDETF identifies , disrupts , and dismantles the highest - level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor - led , intelligence - driven , multi - agency approach . Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www . justice . gov/OCDETF . # # #
29 April 2022 ( April 29 2022 )
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