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Lake Charles man gets 24 years for cocaine distribution

Last Modified: Friday, March 15, 2013 9:41 AM

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A 53-year-old Lake Charles man was sentenced to 24 years in federal prison on Thursday.

Judge Michael Canaday sentenced Lawrence Dicks Jr. after he pleaded guilty on Jan. 29 to three counts of cocaine possession with intent to distribute.

Judge Canaday sentenced Dicks, 200 Goodlawn Road, to 24 years on each count to run concurrent.

Dicks was arrested on June 23, 2011.

Assistant DA Brett Gaspard prosecuted the case.

Posted By: Jenn On: 3/24/2013

Title: Seriously?????

Wow!?! Now that is so backwards. The justice system hasn't been right for years. They let killers go and punish the drug addicts, alcoholics and dealers!

Posted By: Bill On: 3/16/2013

Title: Stupid

24 years for a nonviolent crime is a waste of taxpayer money and absolutely pointless. Congrats to the DA who did this. May it live on his conscious forever.

Posted By: Debbie Houston On: 3/15/2013

Title: It's About Time!

This man has been in trouble with the law for years regarding the selling of illegal drugs. It's about time for the judges to start giving severe penalties to those who ruin the lives of others, by selling drugs. I couldn't be more pleased with Judge Canaday's decision. Thank you Judge for trying to help the people of our community. God bless you!

Posted By: Calcasieu Citizen paying attention On: 3/15/2013

Title: All for this BUT...

I am all for this sentence and I think it's appropriate and this is great BUT!! I saw in the news just today where the preacher who was in a crack house high on crack shot into the house full of other people high on crack and he actually hit two people in the trailer and he got only 2yrs, (SCRATCHING MY HEAD). Sounds like according to our justice system here in Calcasieu the dealer would have been better off getting caught shooting people instead of peddling dope, his sentence could have been about 22 yrs less (backwards)

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