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New Orleans Woman Sentenced In Methamphetamine-Trafficking Conspiracy

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

NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that DAWN CONRAVEY, age 38, of New Orleans, was sentenced yesterday after previously pleading guilty to participating in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy throughout the New Orleans area.  Specifically CONRAVEY pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. '' 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B) and 846.

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced CONRAVEY to time served, followed by 3 years of supervised release, with year one served as home confinement.

According to court documents, during the timeframe of this conspiracy, codefendant Steven LYONS was a major methamphetamine distributor in the New Orleans area.  LYONS obtained methamphetamine by U.S. Mail and other means from several sources, including codefendants Carlos Mario CANTU-COX and Christopher CANTU-COX in Texas (who also supplied Anna THOMPSON); Eric WILLIS in Texas; Trung PHAM in California; and Garret TEMPLETON in Louisiana.   Codefendants Tommy WELLS, Clark McALPIN, Dwayne CLAUSE, and CONRAVEY acted as sellers or brokers of methamphetamine for LYONS in the New Orleans area. 

U.S. Attorney Strasser 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.


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Updated March 21, 2019

Drug Trafficking