For Immediate Release
Washington Parish Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – TREVION HARRIS, a/k/a “Trigga,” age 24, a resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana, was sentenced by United States District Judge Wendy B. Vitter to 120 months imprisonment, 60 months of supervised release and payment of a $600 mandatory special assessment fee after pleading guilty to six counts of an twelve-count indictment charging him and two of his brothers with several narcotics offenses, including conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five hundred (500) grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. HARRIS also pled to three (3) counts of distribution of a quantity of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, one (1) count of distribution of 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, and one (1) count of distribution of a quantity of cocaine base (“crack”).
According to court documents, Special Agents with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms identified TREVION HARRIS as a methamphetamine trafficker in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Using a confidential source, beginning in November of 2018 through May 1, 2019, agents made controlled purchases of methamphetamine from TREVION, Jonzarrion and Demarquiez HARRIS in amounts ranging from two (2) grams to as many as eight (8) ounces.
For the conspiracy charge, TREVION HARRIS faced a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years up to a maximum term of life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000.00, and at least five (5) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. The four counts of distribution of a quantity of methamphetamine and crack carry the same penalty of a maximum of twenty (20) years imprisonment, up to a $1,000,000 fine, and at least three (3) years supervised release. The distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine carries the following penalty of a mandatory minimum term of five (5) years imprisonment up to a maximum term of forty (40) years imprisonment, up to a $5,000,000 fine, and at least 4 years supervised release. HARRIS must pay a $100 mandatory special assessment fee for each count of conviction.
This prosecution was part of an extensive investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Bogalusa Police Department of individuals suspected of trafficking large quantities of methamphetamine and/or firearms in the Bogalusa area. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney André Jones.