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Jefferson Parish Man Charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – COREY ESQUERRE, age 50, a resident of Jefferson Parish, was indicted on February 2, 2024, for possessing  with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. 

If convicted, ESQUERRE faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years, up to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000, at least 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

On July 31, 2023, Drug Enforcement Administration agents searched Mr. Esquerre’s residence pursuant to a state search warrant and discovered 1,917 grams of methamphetamine.   

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charging document and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Lauren Sarver of the Narcotics Unit.


Shane Jones

Community Outreach Coordinator 

U.S. Attorney's Office 

Eastern District of Louisiana 

Updated February 5, 2024

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