Corey Session received a life sentence plus five years in prison as part of the 2016 bust of a drug ring selling heroin and cocaine in St. Charles and St. John parishes.
Following a five-day trial, Session, 44, of St. Rose was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon.
Session, the last defendant sentenced in this case, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and 500 grams or more of cocaine, along with firearms charges.
The additional five-year sentence was mandatory for his having been convicted of possession of a firearm in drug trafficking.
According to evidence presented at trial, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted an investigation from January 2015 through February 2016, concerning distribution of cocaine and heroin in St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes. The federal investigation, which was conducted in coordination with state and local law enforcement, resulted in the seizure of nearly one kilogram of heroin along with scales, money counters, firearms, and more than $480,000 in cash.