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March 22, 2013

CHASE M. ROBICHAUX, age 23, a resident of Thibodaux, Louisiana, pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to being part of a conspiracy involving the trafficking of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.

ROBICHAUX pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk to a one-count violation of the Federal Controlled Substances Act.  The count carries a maximum statutory penalty of life imprisonment and a minimum of 10 years.

According to court documents, ROBICHAUX exited his residence and traveled to a Days Inn Hotel in Thibodaux, Louisiana, where he collected packages of methamphetamine from individuals therein.  ROBICHAUX exited the hotel with the packages, but hid the packages in a cane field after learning that authorities were looking for him.  ROBICHAUX was later arrested at his residence and admitted to distributing methamphetamine he had obtained from a California source.  ROBICHAUX took agents to the cane field where he had buried the packages of methamphetamine.  Agents retrieved the packages, which were found to contain more than 2,000 grams of methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Terrebonne Narcotics Task Force, and Louisiana State Police.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin G. Boitmann.

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