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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mexican citizen sentenced to 10 years in prison for liquid meth possession and distribution conspiracy

MONROE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Mexican citizen was sentenced Monday to 120 months in prison for conspiring to transport and distribute methamphetamine.

Eduardo Guerrero, 24, of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release.  According to the April 14, 2016 guilty plea, Louisiana State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck traveling eastbound on Interstate 20 in Ouachita Parish in March of 2015.  After a search of the vehicle, two gas tanks were found on the vehicle, one of which contained 16 gallons of liquid methamphetamine or 28.8 kilograms of pure methamphetamine.  Neither the driver nor the passenger owned the vehicle.  Guerrero was the registered owner of the vehicle.  The methamphetamine was transported from El Paso, Texas, and was intended for Atlanta, Georgia.  State police arrested Guerrero in the New Orleans area while he traveled to retrieve the truck and methamphetamine.

The DEA, Department of Homeland Security, and Louisiana State Police, Troop F, conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Allison D. Bushnell and Michael O’Mara prosecuted the case.

Updated August 25, 2016