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Last defendant in Acadiana drug case is sentenced

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A Breaux Bridge man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for his role in a methamphetamine and cocaine conspiracy in the Acadiana area.

Derwin S. Williams, 32, was the last defendant in a case prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office. He also will serve five years of supervised release. 

Williams and six other men have now been convicted and sentenced in the case. 

According to Williams's guilty plea, he initially was a cocaine supplier to other members of the drug trafficking organization from 2013 to 2015, supplying powder cocaine on a bi-weekly basis. In early 2015, Williams and co-defendant Antonio Boyd, 39, of Parks, started making trips to California to purchase large quantities of methamphetamine. They shipped it to various locations in the Western District of Louisiana and elsewhere. Some of the locations include Arnaudville and Breaux Bridge.

In addition to Williams and Boyd, the other defendants indicted were Tyler Shy, 30, of Breaux Bridge; Michael Nicholas, 49, of Breaux Bridge; Bryalon Dugas, 23, of Breaux Bridge; Cody Lormand, 30, of Arndaudville; and Damien Alexander, 39, of Breaux Bridge.

The defendants and penalities are shown below:

The defendants were arrested as part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Operation named “Cajun Coke.” The DEA, Louisiana State Police, St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lafayette Police Department and Sulphur Police Department conducted the investigation. The OCDETF program is a joint federal, state and local cooperative approach to combat drug trafficking and is the nation’s primary tool for disrupting and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, targeting national and regional level drug trafficking organizations, and coordinating the necessary law enforcement entities and resources to disrupt or dismantle the targeted criminal organization and seize their assets.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert F. Moore and John Luke Walker prosecuted the case.

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