Man gets 10 years in prison following 2017 drug investigation
ASSUMPTION PARISH - A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison following a 2017 narcotics investigation.
Wilbert Caldwell pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance.
On Oct. 26, 2017, narcotics agents with the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant on a Napoleonville home. During the search, authorities found illegal drugs and firearms. Caldwell and another suspect were later arrested.
Caldwell was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The sentence will be served without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.
The second suspect, Brandon Harris, pleaded guilty to his involvement in the 2017 incident on last October and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
The pair was arrested years before in 2015 after authorities found drugs in the bed of a pick-up truck.
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