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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lockport Man Pleads Guilty in Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ALLEN GAUTREAX, age 36, of Lockport, pled guilty today to one count of conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.


According to court documents, GAUTREAUX conspired to distribute between 30 grams and 40 grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine throughout the New Orleans area.


GAUTREAUX is facing a maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment, a possible fine of up to $1,000,000, and at least three years of supervised release upon his release from prison. U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance set sentencing on June 28, 3017.


U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Louisiana State Police (LSP), and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Long is in charge of the prosecution.

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 22, 2017