Houma Man Sentenced In Methamphetamine-Trafficking Conspiracy
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
HIGGINBOTHAM is one of the eleven defendants charged in a 23-count federal indictment. Specifically, the indictment alleges that HIGGINBOTHAM conspired to sell large quantities of methamphetamine with codefendants Stefen Daigle, Peter Giandalone, Julien Polk, Paul Melancon, Jeffrey Clines, James Hatch, Angel Renee Vidaure, Eulalio Torres-Cadenas, Delio Alfredo Lopez-Lopez, and Lindsey Lopez. The indictment also alleges a number of individual acts of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, as well as firearm offenses for codefendants Hatch, Vidaure, and Lopez-Lopez. Law enforcement developed evidence against this group of defendants using controlled purchases of methamphetamine, traffic stops and seizures, consensually recorded text messages and phone calls, search warrants, cooperator information, and self-incriminating statements.
Updated November 9, 2018