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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Two Sentenced in Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ADRIAN ROBLES, JR., age 38, and FRANCISCO RUIZ, age 42, were sentenced yesterday after being charged by an indictment with violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act.

According to court documents, RUIZ and ROBLES, along with three others, were arrested in November 29, 2016 with fifteen kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride while conducting a drug transaction in the parking lot of a Walmart in Houma, Louisiana. 

ROBLES was sentenced to 102 months imprisonment and five years of supervised release.  RUIZ was sentenced to 40 months imprisonment and three years supervised release.  Three more defendants will be sentenced as part of the same conspiracy. 

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Agency, Louisiana State Police, Customs and Border Patrol, Jefferson Parish Sherriff’s Office, and the Terrebonne Parish Sherriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorneys David Haller and James S. C. Baehr are in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 14, 2018