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Three Men Federally Indicted for Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

Louisville, KY – A federal grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging Maximiliano Gutierrez, Mario Guzman and Alfredo Lira with conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Special Agent in Charge J. Todd Scott of the DEA Louisville Field Division, and Chief Richard Sanders of the Jeffersontown Police Department made the announcement.

According to the indictment, Maximiliano Gutierrez, 49, of San Ygnacio, Texas, Mario Guzman, 48, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Alfredo Lira, 38, of Laredo, Texas were charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.

The defendants will be arraigned a later date before a U.S. Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. If convicted, each defendant faces a sentence of not less than 10 years and a maximum of life in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. There is no parole in the federal system.

This case is being investigated by the DEA and the Jeffersontown Police Department.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Josh Porter.

An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated November 17, 2022