Apr 5, 2012 11:27 AM by AP

Life sentence in drug trafficking case

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Dallas man has been given a life sentence for his role in a drug trafficking ring.

The Times reports that 38-year-old JeCarlos Carter was sentenced Wednesday in federal court.

Carter and five co-defendants were indicted in March 2011 in Shreveport.

In July, a jury found Carter guilty of conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, along with five counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and three counts of use of a cellular telephone to facilitate drug trafficking.

U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks handed down the life sentence required by the federal three strikes law. Carter had been convicted of three previous felony drug offenses.


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