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Pittsburg residents sentenced for transporting more than 15 pounds of cocaine through Calcasieu Parish

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

LAFAYETTE, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a man and woman from Pittsburgh were sentenced last week for transporting cocaine through Calcasieu Parish. 

Joseph Wilbon, 52, and Marva L. Flenory, 59, both of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were sentenced on January 31, 2019 to 78 months and 57 months in prison, respectively, by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.  They were also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to the July 19, 2018 guilty pleas, Louisiana State Police pulled over the vehicle Wilbon was driving on June 8, 2016 in Calcasieu Parish. Wilbon and his passenger, Flenory, were traveling east at the time. The trooper searched the vehicle and found a large red suitcase, which contained six brick-like bundles of cocaine totaling 15.96 pounds.

Homeland Security Investigations and the Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert C. Abendroth is prosecuting the case.

Updated February 4, 2019

Drug Trafficking