Possession of methamphetamine sends Shreveport man to prison
United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Chico Terrell Bell, 41, of Shreveport, Louisiana, has been sentenced by Chief United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. to 112 months (9 years, 4 months) in prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine.
Bell pleaded guilty to the charge on October 14, 2021. According to information presented in court, law enforcement agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant on September 2, 2020, at Bell’s home in Shreveport. Bell was found inside the home and had one bag of methamphetamine, methamphetamine tablets, and a large sum of cash on his person. A search of the residence resulted in the recovery of two digital scales, nine bags of methamphetamine tablets containing approximately 914 tablets, two additional bags containing approximately 58 grams of methamphetamine, and a bag containing 9mm ammunition.
This case was investigated by the DEA and Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Aaron Crawford.