Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that PAUL MCNEARY, age 34, of New Orleans, and OSCAR GUEVARA-MARTIN, age 35, of Lake Charles, were sentenced yesterday after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.
Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt sentenced MCNEARY to 100 months of imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment of $100. Judge Engelhardt sentenced GUEVARA-MARTIN to 54 months of imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.
According to court documents, MCNEARY and GUEVARA-MARTIN were arrested on January 9, 2015 when a United States Postal Inspector intercepted two packages sent through the Postal Service found to contain methamphetamine. The Inspector posed as a letter carrier to deliver the packages to the suspect’s uptown apartments and then executed a search warrant on the residence, finding additional drugs and drug paraphernalia. The arrests led to an operation against the sources of the methamphetamine in California who were ultimately indicted and pled guilty to the conspiracy.
Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration for investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys James S. C. Baehr and Matthew Payne and Special Assistant United States Attorney Ryan McLaren were in charge of the prosecution.