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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Clayton man sentenced to 14 years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine, firearms charges

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Clayton man was sentenced last week to 168 months in prison for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute and firearms charges.

Robert L. Snyder, 41, of Clayton, La., was sentenced Thursday, March 22, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession of an unregistered firearm and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was also sentenced to two years of supervised release. Evidence admitted at the three-day trial that ended November 29, 2017 revealed that law enforcement agents learned that illegal drugs were being sold out of a Clayton residence. After a search of Snyder’s home, police found more than 100 grams of methamphetamine along with numerous firearms, $1,600 in cash and $10,000 in money orders. Law enforcement revisited the property on March 4, 2014 and found more firearms in the home.  In total, law enforcement found 15 weapons and ammunition. Among the firearms was a .22 caliber rifle with the serial number removed.

The U.S. Marshals Service, FBI, ATF and the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tennille M. Gilreath and Mary J. Mudrick prosecuted the case.

Updated March 29, 2018