A Labadieville man was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court in New Orleans to drug conspiracy and weapons charges dating to 2013, U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced Tuesday in a news release.
Tommy Wayne Thompson, 32, was sentenced to 85 months in prison and four years of supervised release after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride, distribution of 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Between November 2012 and June 2013, special agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, using undercover agents and confidential sources, made several purchases of cocaine hydrochloride and crack cocaine from Thompson in Labadieville, Evans said.
In May 2013, agents obtained a wiretap of his telephone and intercepted several telephone calls between Thompson and another individual in which he discussed obtaining and purchasing drugs. On June 6, 2013, agents executed search warrants at Thompson's residence in Napoleonville and a second residence he frequented in Labadieville. In the Napoleonville residence, agents located and seized a Lorcin 9mm handgun in a cabinet as well as $68,617 in cash from a utility room. In the Labadieville residence, agents seized $5,500 in cash from the top of a refrigerator, and a clear plastic bag containing cocaine hydrochloride from Thompson's vehicle.
The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown.