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

Friday, December 21, 2018

New Orleans Man Sentenced For Cocaine Conspiracy

NEW ORLEANS –U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that GABRIEL CARRETO-SANCHEZ, age 41, of New Orleans, was sentenced on December 19, 2018 after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of cocaine. 

United States District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced CARRETO-SANCHEZ to 50 months of imprisonment, followed by 4 years of supervised release and a $200 special assessment fee. 

CARRETO-SANCHEZ traveled from New Orleans to Houston, Texas to receive approximately one kilogram of cocaine hydrochloride from a supplier.  Subsequently, as he was returning to New Orleans, members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a stop of his vehicle and seized the kilogram of cocaine hidden inside the vehicle. 

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in investigating this matter.  The prosecution of this case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan L. Shih.


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Updated December 21, 2018