St. John The Baptist man sentenced for violations of Federal Firearms and Narcotics Laws

Published 6:33 am Friday, February 10, 2023

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NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ALFRED STEWART, age 34, of St. John the Baptist Parish, was sentenced on February 7, 2023 by United States District Court Judge Wendy B. Vitter to serve a total of 97 months in federal prison for violations of federal firearms and narcotics laws.

STEWART previously pled guilty on August 30, 2022, to several counts of an indictment charging him with conspiring to distribute cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possesing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

STEWART was sentenced to 37 months in prison for the narcotics offenses and for being a felon in possession of a firearm and to 60 consecutive months for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for a total sentence of 97 months in federal prison.  He was also sentenced to serve 5 years of supervised release following his release from custody and was ordered to pay a mandatory special assessment fee totaling $400.

This case was investigated by agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Maurice E. Landrieu, Jr. of the Narcotics Unit.