Man gets life in prison for role in drug ring

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Posted: Dec 15, 2010 4:50 PM by Robin Heisser
Updated: Dec 15, 2010 4:50 PM
Source: WBRZ

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NEW ORLEANS- A New Orleans man has been given a life sentence for his role in a heroin and cocaine ring.

Rodney Bolton was sentenced in federal court today. U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Englehardt also gave Bolton a four-year sentence for three counts of using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense, and ten years of supervised release during which time he will be under federal supervision and risks additional imprisonment if he violates any terms of the release.

Prosecutors said Bolton and his co-defendant Todd Daggs were being supplied with heroin and cocaine and taking it to New Orleans from an associate living in Houston. When their Houston associate was arrested in 2007, Daggs was then provided the contact information for another supplier, an illegal alien from Columbia who also lived in Houston. That's where the two men received up to five kilograms of heroin until the supplier was identitifed and arrested in July of 2008.

Daggs was sentenced to life in prison in addition to 30 consecutive years of imprisonment as a result of his conviction for multiple firearms violations.

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