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Jefferson Parish Man Guilty of Federal Controlled Substances Act Violation

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that COREY ESQUERRE (“ESQUERRE”), age 50, a resident of Jefferson Parish, pled guilty on June 6, 2024 before United States District Judge Wendy B. Vitter, to violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act.

Specifically, ESQUERRE pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A). 

According to court documents, on July 31, 2023, Gretna Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted a search of ESQUERRE’s apartment.  Agents discovered ESQUERRE had 3.5 lbs. of methamphetamine in bags in a toolbox in his bedroom. The DEA Laboratory confirmed that the contents of the bags found in ESQUERRE’s bedroom contained 1880.1 grams of pure methamphetamine.     

ESQUERRE faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000, up to 5 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00. ESQUERRE’s sentencing is set for September 19, 2024.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Gretna Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Lauren Sarver of the Narcotics Unit oversees the prosecution.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated June 7, 2024

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