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Monroe man sentenced to 117 months on drug charges

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Monroe man will spend nine plus years in prison on drug trafficking and firearm related charges.

Michael Pryor, 37, of Monroe, was sentenced Monday to 57 months in prison for one count of felon in possession of a firearm. He was also sentenced to an additional consecutive 60 months in prison for one count of possession of a firearm in relation to drug trafficking. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release, and his firearm was forfeited.

He pleaded guilty October 28, 2013. According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Monroe Police officers investigated reports of marijuana being sold at a home on Gordon Avenue. They visited the home, and while speaking to Pryor about the reports, they smelled marijuana and received his permission to search the home.

Police found a total of 33 grams of marijuana packaged for street sale, a loaded .22 caliber pistol, baggies, scales, and scissors, and three other firearms. Pryor had previously been convicted in Orleans Parish in 1997 on possession of cocaine and attempted possession of a firearm while in possession of controlled dangerous substances. He was also convicted in Orleans Parish in 2004 for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

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