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Laredo, Texas Man Sentenced for Possession of Heroin

Neguel Alfonso Morris, 40 , of Laredo, Texas, was sentenced today on drug trafficking charges, Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced.

Posted: Nov 19, 2020 4:09 PM

LAKE CHARLES, La.–Neguel Alfonso Morris, 40 , of Laredo, Texas, was sentenced today on drug trafficking charges, Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced. United States District Judge James D. Cain, Jr. sentenced Morris to 57 months
in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release for possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Morris pleaded guilty on July 16, 2020. On August 24, 2018, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies were conducting a foot patrol in the parking lot of a truck stop in Sulphur, Louisiana when they observed a suspicious vehicle . Deputies approached the car and identified the driver of the vehicle
as Neguel Alfonso Morris. Upon conducting a search of the vehicle, deputies found a clear glass pipe under the driver’s seat. Morris admitted that the pipe belonged to him and that he had just finished smoking crack in the pipe. After a further search of the vehicle, deputies discovered a package tightly taped in duct tape under the passenger seat. Morris was arrested and taken into custody. A crime lab analysis was conducted on the package found in Morris’ vehicle and it was confirmed that it contained 1,287.7 grams of heroin.
Morris was traveling from San Antonio, Texas to New York when he was apprehended in Sulphur. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Homeland Security Investigations and Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney
David J. Ayo prosecuted the case.

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