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Jun 29, 2012 7:25 AM by AP

Hammond man sentenced in drug case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 34-year-old Hammond man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for distributing more than 100 grams of crack cocaine in Ponchatoula.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Kenyatte D. Pea pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the federal Controlled Substances Act on Aug. 31, 2011.

U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle sentenced Pea on Wednesday to 15 years in prison followed by four years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says Pea is on federal supervised release and faces additional penalties for the distribution counts. He is scheduled for a revocation hearing on July 25 before U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman.

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