A convicted drug dealer received a hefty sentence Monday in court by 26th Judicial District Judge Mike Nerren.

Voltaire Sullivan, convicted on four counts of distribution in March, was sentenced to 20 years on count two to run concurrent to 20 years on count three. He was also sentenced to 15 years on count one to run concurrent to 15 years on count four, giving him a total of 35 years.

District Attorney Schuyler Marvin nodded his agreement with the sentence, given Sullivan’s criminal history.

“Mr. Sullivan was revoked on parole more than one time which shows that he is not capable of complying with lawful behavior,” Marvin said. “We are simply wasting our resources to continue to pursue people who have already been given multiple chances and continue to show a pattern of criminal behavior. In this case, I do think that a multiple offender bill is appropriate and we intend to use it, which will leave Mr. Sullivan serving life.”

Sullivan was originally arrested August 1, 2013 on three counts of distribution of crack cocaine, distribution of ecstasy, possession of Schedule II CDS crack cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm, illegal possession of a firearm while committing a drug felony and attempted escape.

He was tried on the three counts of distribution of Schedule II CDS crack cocaine and one count of distribution of ecstasy, officials say. All other charges are pending.

“Unfortunately for Mr. Sullivan, he is now gone for a long time, but now people in the community will see what happens when you don’t take advantage of being given second chances, and instead, simply thumb your nose at the system. I continue to applaud the efforts of the Minden Police Department that will not stop investigating narcotics.”