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Dupont sentences drug defendants

Deidre Cruse, Governmental Reporter

District Judge William C. Dupont has sentenced a Texas man to five years in prison on each of three drug possession counts, District Attorney Richard J. “Ricky” Ward Jr. reported last week.

Marquis Stewart, 23, of Crosley, Texas, sentenced on three counts of possession of a Schedule I and Schedule II drugs, was one of six defendants who pleaded guilty in 18th Judicial District Court.

Dupont sentenced the five other defendants to serve probation. They were listed as:

– Jerome Marshal, 23, of 77110 Jackson Avenue, Maringouin, who pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance.

– Shukura Richard, 34, of 9435 Bayou Road, Plaquemine, who pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

– Kerwin Lance Williams, 28, of 54840 Tanoos Street, White Castle, who pleaded guilty of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

– Wilbert Simoneaux, 27, of New Iberia, who pleaded guilty to possession of a Schedule II drug.

– Patricia Holmes, 27, of 33130 Bowie Street, who pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine.