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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Honduran national sentenced to 30 months in prison for possessing cocaine

MONROE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Honduran national was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison for possessing cocaine with intent to distribute.

Gerson D. Guevara-Miranda, 35, of Honduras, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James on one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. According to evidence presented at the February 2, 2015 guilty plea, Louisiana State Police conducted a traffic stop on Guevara-Miranda’s vehicle on May 23, 2014 in Ouachita Parish. After a search of the vehicle, more than 1 kilogram of powdered cocaine and 23 kilograms of marijuana were found.

The DEA, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations, and the Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth D. Reeg prosecuted the case.

Updated June 30, 2015