SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport man will spend nearly 6 years in prison for a drug and firearm-related charge.
Xavier Breonte Strickland, 29 was sentenced Friday on one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and one count of possession of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime.
Shreveport officers went to Strickland's home to serve a parole warrant on June 2, 2017.
When someone opened the door, officers saw Strickland exit a bedroom.
Police searched the house and found a loaded Ruger 1911 semiautomatic pistol in the closest of the bedroom where they saw Strickland.
Next to the bag was a black zipper pouch that contained a digital scale and a bag containing 31 grams of marijuana.
Strickland was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in prison. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.