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St. Martinville man sentenced to 5 years for drug distribution and firearm charges

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A St. Martinville man was sentenced to five years in prison for drug distribution and firearm charges, according to U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook.

According to a release, 31-year-old Clay Anthony Robertson of St. Martinville was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of possession of firearms by a convicted felon.He was also sentenced to four years of supervised release.

According to the October 23, 2017, guilty plea, law enforcement agents searched Robertson’s former apartment in Lafayette on January 19, 2017. Law enforcement agents recovered more than 500 grams of cocaine, 31 grams of marijuana dipped in Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) wax and $64,280.  Law enforcement also recovered a .40 caliber pistol, a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, 30 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, and 41 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition. Agents also discovered that the .40 caliber pistol was stolen and that Robertson had previously been convicted of a felony controlled substance offense.

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