Prison term in cocaine case

A Florida man has been sentenced to 96 months in prison for trafficking nearly 10 kilograms of cocaine in Calcasieu Parish.

Kavin Grandison, 46, of Pensacola, Fla., was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter on one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He was also sentenced to four years of supervised release.

According to the Oct. 3, 2018, guilty plea, a law enforcement officer conducted a traffic stop on Grandison’s vehicle on Feb. 22, 2018, in Calcasieu Parish.

After a search of the vehicle, the officer discovered sealed plastic bags in the gas tank, which contained powder cocaine.

During an earlier arrest, officers had stopped Grandison’s vehicle on Nov. 8, 2017, in Jackson County, Miss., and conducted a search of his vehicle. They found six sealed packages in a detergent box that later tested to be cocaine.

Homeland Security Investigations and the Calcasieu Anti-Drug Team conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dominic Rossetti prosecuted the case.””Cocaine bust

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