Jul 2, 2010 9:41 AM by Sharlee Barriere

2 Members of Lousiana Cocaine Ring Sentenced

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two members of a Lafayette-area cocaine
trafficking group have been sentenced to federal prison.
U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty on Thursday sentenced
36-year-old Roderick G. Aaron, of Opelousas, to 20 years in prison
and 29-year-old Monique J. Roberts, of Opelousas, to four years and
nine months.
Aaron pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge. Roberts was
convicted by a jury in January for maintaining a drug-involved
Authorities say the ring distributed both powder and crack
cocaine from 2002 until 2007.
Another defendant - 31-year-old Brandon D. Anders, of Opelousas
- has pleaded guilty and faces a minimum of 10 years in prison.


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