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Lafayette man sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking

Posted at 4:56 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 17:56:41-05

LAFAYETTE, La. — The United States Attorney's Office announced that Paul Bernard, 21, of Lafayette was sentenced to three and a half years and in prison Thursday for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Bernard pled guilty to the charges on Dec. 10, 2019 after evidence was introduced in court that revealed Bernard purchased methamphetamine from a co-defendant in this case approximately once per week from January to June 2019, with each transaction involving quantities of one ounce to one pound.

The release states that this prosecution is part of a larger investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration through its Southwest Louisiana HIDTA Task Force and Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Forces.

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