Posted: Aug 26, 2010 5:31 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Aug 26, 2010 5:53 PM
A Baton Rouge woman has been sentenced to more than ten years in federal prison for taking part in what prosecutors say was one of the largest cocaine distribution rings in the area.
Thirty three-year-old Kenya Bunard Smith pleaded guilty to cocaine distribution charges in March 2009. Her arrest and others were part of “Operation Gator Bait”, a drug task force investigation that identified 11 local members of the drug trafficking organization and five Houston residents who were supplying the cocaine to the Baton Rouge organization.
Smith was sentenced in federal court today to 125 months imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release and a $500 fine.
The U. S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana said all of the other defendants in this case have also been convicted, and several have been sentenced.