Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin

Published 1:46 pm Wednesday, October 20, 2021

SHREVEPORT, La. – Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that Quintarence D. Morris, 29, of Natchitoches, Louisiana, has been sentenced by United States District Judge Dee D. Drell to 120 months (10 years) in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, on drug trafficking charges.

Law enforcements agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) received information that Morris was distributing heroin and methamphetamine in the Shreveport/Bossier City and Natchitoches areas. Agents began investigating and surveilling Morris’ activities in July 2020 and observed his active involvement in the trafficking of illegal narcotics, specifically heroin. During their investigation, agents learned that Morris kept heroin at his residence in Natchitoches and was selling the heroin there.

On October 13, 2020, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Morris and a federal search warrant was issued for his residence. DEA agents were unable to locate Morris to serve the arrest warrant and on October 26, 2020 Morris was entered into the National Crime Information Center as a fugitive. While executing the search warrant at the residence, agents found heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. The DEA Lab tested the narcotics and found there to be a net weight of 144.321 grams of heroin.

A Nacogdoches, Texas Police Officer conducted a traffic stop of a rented vehicle on October 27, 2020 and Morris was the driver. The officer learned of the outstanding warrants for Morris and he was arrested and returned to the Western District of Louisiana.

The DEA, Natchitoches Police Department and Nacogdoches, Texas Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert F. Moody prosecuted the case.