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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Dallas man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing, transporting drugs in Caddo Parish

SHREVEPORT, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Dallas man was sentenced to 120 months in prison last week for possessing drugs in a vehicle that was stopped in Caddo Parish.

Xavier Martin Guerra, 34, of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. on one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to the January 18, 2018 guilty plea, a Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputy pulled over a vehicle on February 5, 2017 Guerra was riding in while on his way from Dallas Texas. Guerra was found to have an active warrant in Panola County, Texas, for forgery and was arrested. Deputies searched the vehicle and found 311.5 grams of methamphetamine in a plastic drinking cup, a total of 7.4016 grams of methamphetamine in three baggies, a .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun in a laundry basket, a drugs scale, pills and a drug ledger. They also found a cell phone and $4,435 on Guerra. He admitted to possessing the items and stated that the driver was unaware he was transporting drugs.

The DEA and Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tennille M. Gilreath and Allison D. Bushnell prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 1, 2018