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Raymond Dixon, 45, of Alexandria, LA, was sentenced by United States District Judge Dee D. Drell to 110 months (9 years, 2 months) in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute.

Dixon pleaded guilty on August 13, 2020.

Law enforcement agents attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on January 24, 2019 in Alexandria. Once the agents activated their lights, the driver began to accelerate to a high rate of speed, which led to a short pursuit.

The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a yard. Agents then observed the driver, Raymond Dixon, toss a wrapped up package from the driver’s window into the yard.

Dixon was taken into custody and officers located the wrapped package he had tossed into the yard. Inside the package was a quart-size freezer bag containing a brownish powder substance, a pill bottle with 29 small individually tied packages of similar brownish powder, and another pill bottle labeled and identified as an antibiotic.

The brownish powder substance was taken to the North Louisiana Crime Lab in Alexandria and was confirmed to contain fentanyl and had an aggregate weight of 87.54 grams.

Dixon told officers that he thought the substance he was selling was heroin and that he had been selling it for several months.

The FBI and Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Aaron Crawford prosecuted the case.

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