LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Lawyer Brandon B. Brown introduced the sentencing of two defendants in federal court docket. United States District Decide David C. Joseph sentenced Brian Broussard and Shalla Adams, each of Lafayette, for possession of unlawful medicine and a firearm. Broussard and Adams have been each charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Lafayette in June 2021.
Broussard, 34, was sentenced to 162 months in jail, adopted by 5 years of supervised launch, for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute managed substances, to incorporate fentanyl. Shalla Adams, 35, was sentenced to 24 months in jail, adopted by 3 years of supervised launch, for possession of an unregistered silencer.
These fees have been the results of an investigation by brokers into data they obtained about drug trafficking actions within the Lafayette space. With the help of native regulation enforcement, a number of search warrants have been executed on Could 12, 2021 on properties linked to Broussard and his co-defendant, Adams. Brokers with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and different native regulation enforcement businesses, executed search warrants on properties and automobiles linked to Broussard and Adams. Through the search of the residences, brokers found a Romarm AK-47 type semi-automatic rifle, a Glock 9mm pistol, a Taurus pistol, a silencer, fentanyl, and different drug paraphernalia related to the distribution of narcotics. Broussard was stopped by regulation enforcement officers after leaving one of many residences being searched and was discovered to have a Glock pistol in his automobile with a mechanical modification swap that allowed the firearm to be totally computerized. Broussard pleaded responsible on November 21, 2022.
Through the search of Adams’ residence on that very same day, brokers positioned a Glock 9mm pistol with a totally loaded 31 spherical journal and one other totally loaded journal which contained 11 rounds of ammunition. As well as, brokers positioned a firearm silencer which they discovered was not registered as required pursuant to the Nationwide Firearms Act. Adams pleaded responsible on November 10, 2022.
This case was investigated by the DEA, FBI, ATF, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Workplace Mixed Anti-Drug Job Power and Lafayette Police Division and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Lawyer Daniel J. Vermaelen.
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