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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Abita Springs Man Sentenced for Marijuana Offense

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ALFRED FLINT, JR., age 59, of Abita Springs, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Bill of Information for possession with intent to distribute 27 kilograms of marijuana.

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan sentenced FLINT to 3 years of probation and a $100 special assessment fee. 

According to court documents, on April 27, 2015, agents from Homeland Security Investigations received information that 2 packages containing 27 kilograms of marijuana were being sent to Abita Springs, Louisiana from Memphis, Tennessee. The packages were originally sent from Mexico and were addressed to Flint Plastering, Inc. On April 29, 2015, an undercover agent made a controlled delivery to a residence owned by FLINT. The agents then served a search warrant and recovered the marijuana as the packages were being opened by another individual in his garage. FLINT stated that he had allowed the other individual to use his address in order to receive the marijuana. FLINT stated that he was paid $500 for each package he received. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of Homeland Security Investigations, Customs and Border Protection, Louisiana State Police, and St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri was in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 3, 2016