Career offender sentenced to 30 years

Career offender sentenced to 30 years

POSTED: Friday, February 3, 2012 - 11:59am

UPDATED: Friday, February 3, 2012 - 12:00pm

United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr. announced yesterday that U.S. District Court Judge Frank J. Polozola sentenced Reginald Spears, 41, of Baton Rouge, La, to thirty years imprisonment
and eight years supervised release after imprisonment.

Spears, aka Aziz was found guilty after a two-day jury trial on June 26-27, 2011, of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine.

Spears, has two prior federal drug trafficking convictions resulting in his designation as a Acareer offender@ under the United States Sentencing Guidelines, and the enhanced sentence of thirty years.

United States Attorney Cazayoux praised the coordinated efforts of the Baton Rouge Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their joint law enforcement investigations directed at career drug traffickers to remove them from the streets of Baton Rouge.

This matter was investigated by the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Baton Rouge Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The matter was prosecuted by Deputy Criminal Chief and Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Kleinpeter and Assistant United States Attorney Lane Ewing.

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