Maringouin man sentenced to 7 years on drug charges

Deidre Cruse

District Judge William C. Dupont sentenced Anthony Marshall, 30, of Maringouin to seven years in prison after Marshall pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine, District Attorney Richard J. “Ricky” Ward Jr. reported last week.

Marshall, of 771100 Jackson Avenue, also pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of cocaine. Dupont sentenced him to five years with the Department of Corrections on each of those counts, with all three sentences to run concurrently.

Marshall was one of 11 defendants who entered guilty pleas before Judge Dupont this month, according to the district attorney.

Dupont ordered Alfred Hearns, 31, of 59129 Nathan Georgetown Street, Plaquemine, to serve seven and a half years for attempted possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance and attempted possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Dupont added a year to the sentences of five inmates at Hunt Correctional Center at St. Gabriel who pleaded guilty to obscenity charges. They were listed as Thaddeus Alonzo, 19; Floyd Grant, 23; Tony Martin, 46; Eric Williams, 24, and Anthony Bates, 30.

He sentence Frank Jackson, 37, of 1720 Ravier Lane, St. Gabriel, to six months in prison for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.

He ordered probation for three other defendants:

– Rayvin Myles, 20, of 23720 Cypress Street, Plaquemine, who pleaded guilty to second degree battery.

– Jessie Merritt, 45, of Old Hwy. 77, Plaquemine, for forgery.

–        Andrew Mulberry, 19, of 266 West Roosevelt Street, Baton Rouge, for illegal use of weapons.