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4 Florida residents plead guilty to drug trafficking charges in BR

Shelby Collazo, Lamechia Richburg, Kareem McKinnon, Authur Armstrong (Source: EBRSO) Shelby Collazo, Lamechia Richburg, Kareem McKinnon, Authur Armstrong (Source: EBRSO)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Four Florida residents have pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in Baton Rouge.

The last of the four suspects, 25-year-old Kareem McKinnon, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine in a Baton Rouge Court Friday.

The other three suspects, 34-year-old Arthur Armstrong, 22-year-old Lamechia Richburg and 21-year-old Shelby Collazo plead guilty to the same charges in 2015.

The four suspects were arrested on February 8, 2015 after they were pulled over in Baton Rouge while driving from Florida to Houston, Texas. Police believe that the suspects made multiple trips between Florida to Houston between January and March.

It was believed that the suspects would drive to Houston to pick up cocaine and bring it back to Florida to be distributed.

In an effort to evade law enforcement, the suspects would drive in a two-vehicle caravan with the cocaine being transported in only one of the two cars.

A fifth suspect, 26-year-old Kendall Lewis, was also named in the case and indicted. His case is still pending.

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