A Baton Rouge man on Thursday became the last of 17 men to be convicted in a long-running series of federal prosecutions aimed at dismantling a drug trafficking operation in the Baton Rouge area.
Henry “Cat” Brown pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Walt Green said.
U.S. District Judge James Brady did not set a sentencing date.
The other defendants convicted in the case are Barry Cushenberry, Travis Newman, Tyrone “T-Bone” Smith, John “Mulligator” Sullivan, Coda Stovall, Patrick Scott, Marlon Thompson, Gregory McGee, Jonathan Wright, Demond “Dog” Spurlock, Dwight K. “Boo” Wright Jr., Renan Gilkes, Charleston Jackson, Joseph Morrison, Dwayne Richardson and Clarence Nero.
Spurlock received an 87-month prison term, Newman and Stovall 70 months each, Jonathan Wright 63 months, Smith 60 months, Dwight Wright 40 months and Cushenberry 12 months, court records show.
McGee was put on probation for five years, and Scott and Thompson each were placed on three years’ probation, the records indicate.
The other defendants have not been sentenced.
The operation was handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office; U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; Baton Rouge Police Department, with assistance from the sheriff’s offices in East and West Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension parishes; Gonzales Police Department; Louisiana State Police; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and U.S. Marshals Service.