Son of former Prichard council president sentenced

By: MOBILE, Ala. (AP)
By: MOBILE, Ala. (AP)

The son of a former Prichard City Council president has been sentenced to five years in prison for his participation in a local drug ring.

The 22-year-old faced a minimum of 10 years in prison but prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose for leniency with Wayne Maurice Lafitte Jr. because he helped bring down the ring.

Lafitte admitted to running an enterprise that sold more than 150 kilograms of cocaine in the Mobile area from January 2006 to January 2008.

Lafitte will get credit for the time he spent in jail since his arrest in January 2008.

DuBose ordered him to forfeit $100,000 that law enforcement officials seized and he will spend five years on supervised release after serving his sentence.

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