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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Honduran Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine-Trafficking Conspiracy and Firearm Possession

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that DELIO ALFREDO LOPEZ-LOPEZ, age 42, of Honduras, pled guilty yesterday to one count of conspiring to traffic 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Louisiana, and one count of possessing a firearm as an illegal alien.  On the methamphetamine conspiracy count, LOPEZ-LOPEZ faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum life sentence, a fine of up to $10,000,000 and at least 5 years of supervised release.  On the firearm possession count, LOPEZ-LOPEZ faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and not more than 3 years of supervised release. 

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan set sentencing for LOPEZ-LOPEZ on October 11, 2018.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service, Louisiana State Police, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Highway Patrol, Montgomery County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, AMTRAK Police, and the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Long is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated July 11, 2018