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Feb 7, 2013 1:08 PM by AP

Ex-school board member pleads guilty in drug case

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A former DeSoto Parish School Board member has pleaded guilty to a cocaine distribution charge.

Twenty-five-year-old Bartholomew Claiborne, of Mansfield, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison following his guilty plea Thursday.

A federal indictment in September accused Claiborne of selling cocaine more than a dozen times between October 2011 and July 2012.

His sentencing is set for May 21.

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