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Lutcher Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Controlled Substances Act Violation

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – RYAN FREMIN, age 39, a resident of Lutcher, Louisiana, pled guilty to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute, five hundred (500) grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A) and 846, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, on July 2, 2020, a confidential source informed agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration that FREMIN was returning from Houston, Texas to the Eastern District of Louisiana, with a quantity of methamphetamine that he intended to distribute.  Agents intercepted FREMIN in Geismar, Louisiana and seized approximately two pounds of methamphetamine from him.  FREMIN made four prior trips to Houston.  On each of those trips, FREMIN met with Leonel Gonzalez, obtained a kilogram of methamphetamine, and returned to the Eastern District of Louisiana to distribute the methamphetamine. 

FREMIN faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of ten years up to a maximum of life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000.00, a term of supervised release of at least five years, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00. 

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The prosecution is being  handled by Assistant United States Attorney André Jones of the Narcotics Unit.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated September 28, 2023

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