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DeSoto man faces up to life in jail for drug-related kidnapping

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A DeSoto Parish man faces up to life in prison.

Federal authorities say 36-year-old Christopher L. Douglas, of Logansport, kidnapped someone in East Texas and trafficked drugs in Sabine Parish, La.

He pleaded guilty April 6 in U.S. District Court in Shreveport to one count each of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and distribution of methamphetamine.

Douglas and others kidnapped someone, demanded ransom and tried to kill the kidnapping victim, acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook's office reports. 

The kidnapping was related to drug trafficking, authorities said. 

Evidence presented during Douglas' plea hearing shows law enforcement officers also recorded him selling 2 ounces of methamphetamine April 26, 2016, for $2,000 in Many, the U.S. attorney's office reports.

Douglas is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 25. 
 
He faces the possibility of a life sentence on the kidnapping charge and five to 40 years in prison on the drug charge.

Douglas also could be fined up to $5 million and ordered to serve at least four years on federal supervised release if and when he is released from prison.

The investigations were conducted by the FBI, the DeSoto and Sabine sheriff’s offices and the Carthage, Texas, and Longview, Texas, police departments.

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