Kelvin Warren, age 30 and a resident of Bogalusa, pled guilty on Thursday (November 30, 2023), before U.S. District Judge Barry Ashe to possession with the intent to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine and over 40 grams of fentanyl. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and up to a maximum sentence of life. He also faces a fine of up to $10,000,000.00, at least 5 years of supervised release, and a mandatory $100.00 special assessment fee. The sentencing will be held on March 14, 2024.
According to court documents, on January 27, 2022, Warren was in a vehicle that was stopped by police. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, police located a bag containing approximately 1.7 pounds of methamphetamine, 5.8 ounces of fentanyl, a scale, and other drug paraphernalia on the front passenger floorboard near Warren 's feet.
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.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Maurice E. Landrieu, Jr. of the Narcotics Unit.