35 year old Eric Alexander of Lafayette has been sentenced to 19 years in prison.
Alexander was a major drug kingpin that received between 5 to 40 kilo's of cocaine every month from his sources in Mexico and parts of Texas.
Those drugs were sold right here in Acadiana.
In order to conceal the transport, Alexander used a local after market automobile store B and M Auto Sound and Four by Four to make secret compartments in vehicles to hide and transport the drugs.
"You know Mr. Alexander faced a very tough sentence, that's what drug dealers face when they participate in this activity but it is a win for the community because we've gotten a major drug dealer off the street and it makes our community safer. our goal is to let them know and let the public know, that we are here, we're not going away and we're going to fight the good fight in this because we think this community is worth it."
Sixteen other people have been convicted for their involvement in this case.
The US Attorney's Office says it'll make at least three more arrests in this case.