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Man gets 17 years for drugs

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced this week that Larry Davis, 41, a resident of Washington Parish, was sentenced Tuesday to 17 years in prison in connection with his convictions for heroin and gun charges.

Davis had pled guilty on Aug. 6, 2019, to conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, and possessing a firearm despite being a felon. Judge Wendy B. Vitter sentenced Davis as a career offender, based on his prior narcotics convictions.

Davis’ co-defendant, Alex Miller, pled guilty on July 23, 2019, to the same heroin conspiracy charge and other firearms charges. Vitter sentenced Miller to 130 months in prison on Jan. 23, 2020.

Strasser praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Louisiana State Police, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force and the Bogalusa Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Nicholas D. Moses and André Jones are in charge of the prosecution.