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California Woman Sentenced to Five Years Imprisonment for Mailing Methamphetamine to Louisiana

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that RACHEL CESARIO, age 43, of Riverside, California, was sentenced to five (5) years imprisonment on June 16, 2022 for using the mail for methamphetamine trafficking.

CESARIO pled guilty on December 8, 2021, to use of the mail in aid of racketeering, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1952(a)(3). According to court documents, CESARIO and her co-conspirators sold methamphetamine in multi-pound quantities. Law enforcement agents caught CESARIO and her codefendant, Allen Edgerson, mailing packages with multiple pounds of methamphetamine at a time to codefendant Sheon Copprue in New Orleans.

The Honorable Sarah S. Vance sentenced CESARIO to a term of imprisonment of five (5) years imprisonment, followed by two (2) years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100. CESARIO’s codefendants, Sheon Copprue and Tonya Calvin, have already pled guilty in this case and are awaiting sentencing, and codefendant Allen Edgerson was previously sentenced to over 17 years for his role in the conspiracy.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Louisiana State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas D. Moses is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 17, 2022

Drug Trafficking