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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 9, 2015

Texan Sentenced to 84 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Dallas man was sentenced Thursday to 84 months in prison for a conspiracy to sell methamphetamine in the Shreveport area.

Leonardo A. Gonzalez, 36, of Dallas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter for one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 or more grams of methamphetamine. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to the February 26, 2014 guilty plea, the DEA conducted two controlled purchases of methamphetamine from codefendant Bruce A. Lee in the Shreveport area in September of 2013. Lee and Gonzalez were later questioned and searched. Agents found 3 ounces of methamphetamine in Lee’s vehicle and 5 ounces of methamphetamine in an apartment Lee was using in Shreveport. Gonzalez admitted to obtaining the drugs from a Texas source and selling them to Lee. Agents recovered $10,000 from Gonzalez’s vehicle.

Lee was sentenced to 60 months in prison and five years of supervised release on July 9, 2014 for one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 or more grams of methamphetamine.

The DEA, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety took part in the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison D. Bushnell prosecuted the case.

Updated February 3, 2015