A Houston man was sentenced Thursday in Baton Rouge to more than 11 years in federal prison after admitting he smuggled 33 pounds of cocaine into Louisiana.
Christopher Bernard Wade, 42, said in a signed admission that an Iberville Parish deputy sheriff stopped his rental car for speeding on Interstate 10 near Gross Tete at 10:50 p.m. on May 3, 2012. Wade also said he granted the deputy permission to search the vehicle.
After the cocaine was discovered in the car’s trunk, Wade said he told the deputy: “You got me, game over.”
In his admission, Wade also said he later told investigators he “was transporting the cocaine to New Orleans and that this was ‘a light load’ compared to what he usually transported.”
In a plea agreement with Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Christopher Dippel Jr., Wade pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 11 pounds of cocaine.
Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson ordered Wade to serve five years of post-prison supervision by federal investigators.