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Lafayette man pleads guilty to possession of cocaine

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Lafayette, LA (KPLC) -

Calvin James Catalon Jr., 35, of Lafayette, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

"According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, a Lake Charles police officer stopped the defendant's vehicle for a traffic violation on January 17, 2014, on I-10," said United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley in a news release.

"After questioning Catalon, the officer conducted a search of the vehicle. A bag containing white powder was found. The powder was tested at a Drug Enforcement Administration laboratory in Dallas and was identified as cocaine with a net weight of approximately 991.8 grams," said Finley.

Catalon Jr. faces 5-40 years in prison, four years of supervised release and a $5 million fine.

Sentencing is set for August 28.

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