TYLER, Texas (KLTV) – A Louisiana man pleaded guilty in a Smith County court Friday to possessing a large amount of marijuana.
Deandre Rainey, 30, of Shreveport, La., was arrested on Jan. 26, 2021, after a trooper found 31 pounds of marijuana during a Smith County traffic stop. Rainey pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana >5lbs<=50lbs in Judge Kerry L. Russell’s court Friday. The Smith County DA recommended eight years deferred probation, and Rainey is set to be sentenced Dec. 6.
One of Rainey’s co-defendants, Sirderrick Stout, 32, of Bossier City, La., also appeared in court Friday for the same case. Stout submitted a motion for continuance as his lawyer was unable to attend, which was granted until Oct. 30.
In the original case, four men were arrested in the traffic stop. Armand Jamor Burgy, 31, of Shreveport, has not been seen in a Smith County court. Corseydon Yalmon D. Evans, 28, of Shreveport, was granted continuance until Oct. 30 when he is set to go to trial.
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