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

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New Orleans Man Sentenced in Methamphetamine-Trafficking Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that CLARK McALPIN, age 37, of New Orleans, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to participating in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy throughout the New Orleans area.  Specifically McALPIN pled guilty to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. '' 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A) and 846.

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced McALPIN to 10 years’ incarceration, followed by 5 years of supervised release. 

According to court documents, in 2016, codefendant Steven Lyons was a New Orleans-based drug trafficker who was receiving parcels of methamphetamine via common mail carriers.  McALPIN would assist Lyons in distributing the quantities of methamphetamine in the New Orleans area. 

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service, Louisiana State Police, Amtrak Police, and St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Brandon Long is in charge of the prosecution.

Drug Trafficking
Updated March 1, 2018