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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Amite Man Sentenced to 106 Months in Prison for Narcotics and Firearms Violations

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that BRENT GUZZARDO, age 34, a resident of Amite, was sentenced today for violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act.

U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt sentenced GUZZARDO to 106 months incarceration, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.  GUZZARDO was also ordered to pay a special assessment of $200.

On March 25, 2015, GUZZARDO pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  The charges stem from a search warrant that was executed at GUZZARDO’s residence, during which law enforcement officers located several grams of pure methamphetamine, a scale, cash, and a loaded .357 revolver.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration and officers of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney David Haller was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 24, 2015