Minden drug dealer gets 35 years

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A high profile convicted drug dealer got 30-plus years in prison at sentencing Friday by 26th Judicial District Judge Parker Self.

Keddrick Kennon, convicted of distribution of a Schedule II CDS and possession of a Schedule II CDS, will spend 30 years in prison for the distribution charge, plus an extra five years for the possession charge at hard labor at the Louisiana Department of Corrections.

He will receive credit for time served as he has been incarcerated since his arrest in April 2014. Both sentences are to run consecutive.

He was originally charged with three counts of Schedule II CDS (crack cocaine) and one count of distribution of false pretense of CDS. Kennon was acquitted of the later charge.

District Attorney Schuyler Marvin filed the habitual offender bill, which strengthened his sentence. Kennon had three prior convictions on drug offenses, which opened the door for the habitual offender filing.

Minden Police Captains Marvin Garrett and Dan Weaver say Kennon’s history is a long one. Garrett and Weaver say he was one of the community’s top drug dealers.

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