Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced in Federal Court

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SHREVEPORT, La. Henry A. Wright, 42, of Shreveport, Louisiana, has been sentenced by United States District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to 48 months in prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, for distribution of methamphetamine, Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced.

Henry A. Wright was charged in an indictment and pleaded guilty to the charge on April 30, 2021. According to information presented to the court, agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) began surveillance of Wright on February 21, 2020 and watched him as he met an individual outside a business in Shreveport where he worked. Agents observed Wright exchange narcotics for cash with the individual. The individual was later stopped by agents and found to have tablets that he purchased from Wright in his possession. The tablets were tested by the crime lab and confirmed to be 316.7 grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine.

The DEA conducted the investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.

This case is part of an ongoing Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.


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