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Lake Charles man, Texas man sentenced to 66 months in prison for meth distribution conspiracy

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

LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Lake Charles man and a Texas man were sentenced Monday to 66 months in prison for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that stretched from Lake Charles to Houston.

Chumphai Bob Mireles, 52, of Lake Charles, and Michael Wayne Giese, 37, of Pearland, Texas, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter on one count of conspiracy to distribute or possess with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances. They were also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to evidence presented at the guilty pleas, law enforcement agents identified Mireles as a trafficker of methamphetamine. In July of 2014, law enforcement agents followed Mireles to Houston where he bought methamphetamine from Giese. Agents arrested Mireles as he traveled back to Louisiana and located 86.53 grams of methamphetamine inside his vehicle.

Homeland Security Investigations and the Calcasieu Parish Combined Anti-Drug Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert C. Abendroth prosecuted the case.

Updated October 20, 2015