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

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Marrero Woman Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that SABRINA BOURGEOIS of Marrero, age 34, pled guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of powder cocaine. 

According to court documents, BOURGEOIS was arrested on February 8, 2015, after traveling from Houston to New Orleans, carrying four kilograms of powder cocaine in the back-seat of her truck.  As part of her plea agreement, BOURGEOIS admitted that she had made frequent trips between Houston and New Orleans, carrying money and multiple kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, in furtherance of her drug conspiracy with her codefendant, SHANNON DUPLESSIS.

BOURGEOIS faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum possible sentence of forty years in prison and/or a $5,000,000 fine, and at least four years of supervised release.  U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance set sentencing for August 10, 2016.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Houston Police Department in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Long is responsible for the prosecution.

Drug Trafficking
Updated April 27, 2016