Lutcher Man Sentenced for Violating Federal Controlled Substances Act
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – Today, United States District Judge Carl Barbier sentenced JUAN CAZES to 216 months imprisonment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five hundred (500) grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute five hundred (500) grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, in violation of the Federal Controlled Substances Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.
CAZES was indicted on November 4, 2021 for possessing with intent to distribute approximately two (2) pounds or 909 grams of crystal methamphetamine. According to court documents, CAZES planned to sell the crystal methamphetamine to a confidential source. Following completion of his prison term, CAZES will face five years of supervised release. He is also required to pay a $200 mandatory special assessment fee per count.
U. S. Attorney Duane A. Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Rachal Cassagne and J. Benjamin Myers 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 November 30, 2023