Louisiana Man Sentenced to 6 years for Gun and Drug Charges Involving Crack, Fentanyl, MDMA, and Marijuana

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Published June 14, 2022

Louisiana Man Sentenced to 6 years for Gun and Drug Charges Involving Crack, Fentanyl, MDMA, and Marijuana

On June 13, 2022, United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson sentenced Darrell Dewayne Waller, age 47, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 74 months (6 years, 2 months) in federal prison following his convictions for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine, fentanyl, MDMA, and marijuana, and possession of a firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The Court further sentenced Waller to serve three years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment and ordered that the firearms involved be forfeited.

According to admissions made as part of his guilty plea, law enforcement executed a search warrant for Waller’s residence and vehicle on April 8, 2020. A Bersa, Model 380 ACP,.380 caliber, semi-automatic pistol, a Titan, Model 25 ACP,.25 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a Smith & Wesson, Model (TBD),.32 long caliber revolver, and a Beretta USA Corp, Model 92G, 9mm caliber, semi-automatic pistol, as well as cocaine base, fentanyl, cocaine, MDMA, and marijuana, were discovered during searches of the

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office both looked into the case. Assistant United States Attorney Jeremy S. Johnson prosecuted the case.