U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Christopher Harris, age 28 and a resident of Bogalusa, was sentenced to sixty (60) months’ imprisonment, four (4) years of supervised release and a $200 mandatory special assessment fee by U.S. Chief District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown after pleading guilty to two counts of an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fifty (50) grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, and distribution of fifty (50) grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.
According to court documents, on July 26, 2019, agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives used a confidential source to make a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Harris. The confidential source, under the direction of agents, went to meet Harris to purchase the drugs. The source was greeted at the door by Derrick Mark who made a telephone call to Harris to inform him that the source was at the residence to purchase the drugs from him. When Harris arrived at the residence, he sold the source approximately one hundred six (106) grams of drugs that tested positive for methamphetamine.
This prosecution was part of an extensive investigation by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Bogalusa Police Department of individuals suspected of trafficking large quantities of methamphetamine and/or firearms in Washington Parish. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney André Jones.