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Terrebonne Parish Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – ANTHONY MONREAL-FABELA, age 22, a resident of Houma, Louisiana, was sentenced on February 15, 2024 to 36 months imprisonment, five (5) years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. MONREAL-FABELA previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(C) and 846.

According to court documents, MONREAL-FABELA was arrested on July 27, 2022, for conspiring with his co-defendant, Diogo Hernandez, to possess with intent to distribute twenty kilograms of cocaine that had been smuggled into the Port of New Orleans via container ship.

This case was investigated by the United States Homeland Security Investigations, the United States Customs and Border Protection, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney J. Benjamin Myers of the Financial Crimes Unit.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Atorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated February 20, 2024

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