Man sentenced on drug, weapons charges

Posted at 12:09 PM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 13:09:48-04

A Gretna man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for his guilty pleas to drug and weapons charges.

Don Edmond Washington, 29, of Gretna, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a previously convicted felon. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release.

According to the March 15, 2018 guilty plea, law enforcement agents searched Washington’s former home in Lafayette on May 17, 2017 and found methamphetamine, heroin, buprenorphine, Oxycodone, Alprazolam, one HK USP compact .45 caliber pistol with one magazine, six .45 caliber rounds and $440.

The DEA, ATF, Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force and Lafayette Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. McCoy prosecuted the case.