A Shreveport man convicted of drugs and weapons possession charges in November has been sentenced to serve more than 16 years in prison.

Flenory Frazier III, 56, was convicted November 15, 2022 in Caddo District Judge Erin Leigh Waddell Garrett’s courtroom. Wednesday, February 1, 2023, Judge Garrett sentenced him to the 16-year term at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence, and to pay a $1,000 fine for a possession of a firearm by a convicted felon conviction. She ordered Frazier to serve 400 days in lieu of paying the fine, to be served consecutively with the hard-labor sentence.

Frazier also was sentenced to serve 10 years at hard labor, also without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence, for conviction on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. He also was sentenced to 10 years at hard labor for conviction on a charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Judge Garrett ordered the sentences to run concurrently with each other, but consecutive to any other sentences.

Frazier, convicted of several felonies in recent years, was on probation on June 11, 2021, when probation agents encountered him cleaning out his vehicle that emanated a strong odor of marijuana. Officers searched Frazier’s vehicle and recovered marijuana, digital scales, packaging material, more than $1,500 in cash and a loaded Walther 9-mm handgun.

Frazier was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Ross Owen and Erica Jefferson. He was defended by Evan McMichael and Hilary Hileman.