Parish man sentenced in cocaine conspiracy

Published 1:09 pm Thursday, October 11, 2018

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced Wednesday that Derrick Wilson, 35, of Franklinton, was sentenced after having pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute a quantity of cocaine hydrochloride.

The incident giving rise to his arrest stemmed from a Sept. 27, 2015, traffic stop in Kenner, during which police seized one-half kilogram of powder cocaine from a car that he occupied with his girlfriend and codefendant, Dominique Wise. According to court documents, Wise was sentenced to three years of probation on July 18.

U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman sentenced Wilson to 50 months incarceration, followed by three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Kenner Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Brandon Long is in charge of the prosecution.