Drug Dealer Sentenced in Federal Court

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today, that BROCK MELANCON, age 35 from Terrebonne Parish, was sentenced on October 27, 2022 to 262 months in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine as well as for  federal firearms violations.

Earlier this year MELANCON pled guilty to Counts 1, 2, and 3 of the superseding indictment pending against him.

Count 1 charged MELANCON with participating in a conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Count 3 charged him with possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin.  Count 2 charged him with being a felon in possession of a firearm.  At his sentencing hearing, United States District Judge Barry Ashe found that MELANCON was a “career offender” and imposed a sentence of 262 months as to Counts 1 and 2 and 120 months as to Count 3, all to run concurrently with each other.  He was also placed on supervised release for a term of five years after his  release from prison.

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This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

The case was investigated by the Houma Police Department, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.).  Assistant United States Attorney Maurice Landrieu was in charge of the prosecution.

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