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St. John the Baptist Man Indicted on Federal Drug and Firearms Charges

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that on August 29, 2019, JONATHAN WEBRE, age 35, a resident of Reserve, Louisiana, was indicted by the Federal Grand Jury in a three count indictment, charging him with distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

These charges stem from an investigation by both the St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration into the illegal activities of JONATHAN WEBRE over the last two years.

If convicted of the drug charges he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison, a fine of not more than $4,000,000.00, and a five year term of supervised release.  If convicted of the firearms charges, he faces a sentence of not more than 10 years, a fine of not more than $250,000.00, and a term of supervised release of not more than three years.

This indictment is just an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.), the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the St. John the Baptist District Attorney’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Maurice Landrieu is in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated August 30, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses