Texas man sentenced for trafficking drugs in Louisiana

Published 6:59 am Friday, April 22, 2022

United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that four defendants were sentenced today in the Western District of Louisiana on various charges.  Their sentencing information is as follows:

SHREVEPORT, La. – Chief United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. sentenced Christopher Donta Willis, 46, of Mansfield, Texas, to 264 months (22 years) in prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, on drug trafficking charges.  Willis was charged in February 2019 and pleaded guilty on September 13, 2021 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. During an investigation into drug trafficking activities in the Shreveport/Bossier City area, agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) received information that Willis and another individual were attempting to distribute methamphetamine on January 25, 2019. Later that day, a trooper with the Louisiana State Police (LSP) conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle being driven by Willis. Once stopped, Willis fled the scene but was quickly apprehended by law enforcement officers and was found to have methamphetamine on his person. Additional methamphetamine was recovered pursuant to a residential search warrant. The drugs that were seized were sent to the crime laboratory for analysis and were confirmed to be methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the DEA, ATF and Louisiana State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brian C. Flanagan and Earl M. Campbell.