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Major Shreveport drug dealer gets 20+ years behind bars

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42-year-old Darien Reliford (Photo courtesy Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office) 42-year-old Darien Reliford (Photo courtesy Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A man considered a drug kingpin in and around Shreveport will spend over two decades in prison.

The U.S. Attorney's Office sentenced 42-year-old Darien Reliford of Shreveport to 27 years in prison for trafficking large amounts of cocaine into the city.

In late December of 2011, Reliford and a dozen other people were indicted after an extensive investigation by the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force. They found that Reliford would get large amounts of cocaine from Dallas and sell it in Shreveport. Agents seized several kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated $100,000, $120,000 in cash, and numerous firearms.

Reliford's son, 23-year-old Darien Jones, was given six years in prison for the same offense.

Others sentenced for cocaine conspiracy are: Kurt Abrone: 36 months; Ochelata Reliford: 60 months; Derrick Waffer: 60 months; Timothy Ellis: 78 months: Randy Randall: 180 months, Lagashia Woodard:30 months; Cecil Cole: 120 months; Tamika Barrett: 60 months; Reginald Lee: 60 months; Terry Pouncy: 72 months; and Robin Ray James: 240 months; all Shreveport residents.

Back in February of this year, Reliford, his son and three others indicted on the same charges were accidentally freed from the Caddo Correctional Center. One was later found at his home. The other four turned themselves in the following day.

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