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Walker man gets 20 years in jail for gun and drug offenses

Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | Views: 1090

Walker man gets 20 years in jail for gun and drug offenses
From District Attorney Scott Perrilloux

Livingston- District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux reports that 51-year-old William Cox of Walker, LA, was sentenced to 20 years with the Department of Corrections for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a schedule II controlled dangerous substances-hydromorphone. A unanimous Livingston Parish jury found Cox guilty on November 29, 2017.

On August 20, 2016, LPSO deputies went to William Cox’s address on Walker North Road in reference to a narcotics and battery complaint. Upon deputies’ arrival, Cox denied that there were any firearms or narcotics in the residence and gave consent for deputies to search the residence, yard, and vehicles on the premises.

A complete search of the residence revealed numerous items of contraband as well as assault weapons. The narcotics found were placed into evidence and sent to Louisiana State Police Crime Lab; which tested to be hydromorphone, commonly known by “dilandid”.

At the conclusion of the search, Cox was placed into custody and transported to the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Cox had two prior felony convictions which prevented him from legally possessing a firearm. Cox was convicted August 2011 for creation/operation of a clandestine laboratory and in October 2014 he was convicted of attempted possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Assistant District Attorney Kurt Wall represented the state during trial; Judge Charlotte Foster handed down the sentence on February 5, 2018.