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Houma Man Sentenced In Methamphetamine-Trafficking Conspiracy

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

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that GARRET TEMPLETON, age 33, of Houma, was sentenced Wednesday, December 19, 2018 after previously pleading guilty to participating in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy throughout the New Orleans area.  Specifically, TEMPLETON pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. '' 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A) and 846.

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced TEMPLETON to five years’ incarceration, followed by five years of supervised release. 

According to court documents, during the timeframe of this conspiracy, codefendant Steven LYONS was a major methamphetamine distributor in the New Orleans area.  LYONS obtained methamphetamine by U.S. Mail and other means from several sources, including codefendants Carlos Mario CANTU-COX and Christopher CANTU-COX in Texas (who also supplied Anna THOMPSON); Eric WILLIS in Texas; Trung PHAM in California; and TEMPLETON in Louisiana.   Codefendants Tommy WELLS, Clark McALPIN, Dwayne CLAUSE, and Dawn CONRAVEY acted as sellers or brokers of methamphetamine for LYONS in the New Orleans area. 

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service, Louisiana State Police, Amtrak Police, and St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Brandon Long is in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated December 21, 2018

Drug Trafficking