MONROE — Christopher Takewell, 38, of Choudrant, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug distribution. U.S. District Judge Robert G. James handed down the sentence on Monday. Takewell was also sentenced with five years of supervised release.
According to evidence presented at the Sept. 25, guilty plea, law enforcement agents conducted a controlled purchase of 104.65 grams of pure methamphetamine in January 2014 from Takewell at his home. The residence was searched on Jan. 24, 2014, and the $6,250 used in the controlled purchase was recovered.
Miss Grambling State University 2014-15 Ginia Smith beat out 44 contestants for a feature spot in September’s issue of EBONY magazine’s annual Top 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Campus Queens.
Smith, who was born in Lafayette, but raised in Ruston, became the second consecutive Miss Grambling State University selected the honor.
Smith said being featured in the magazine is an honor.
The 2013 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will be on hand Saturday to sign autographs and talk to fans as the athletics department will hold its annual meet and greet with the team on Saturday. Around 4:30 p.m. that day tailgaters are encouraged to start setting up around Argent Pavilion, which will be the site of the autograph session and meet and greet with the Bulldog players and coaches starting at 6:30 p.m.