April 11, 2016
Contact: SA Debbie Webber
Phone Number: (504) 840-1100
El Paso Man Pleads Guilty To Liquid Meth Possession And Distribution Conspiracy
MONROE, La. - Drug Enforcement (DEA) Acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge Eric Watson and United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that an El Paso man pleaded guilty last week to conspiring to transport and distribute methamphetamine.
Eduardo Guerrero, 24, of El Paso, Texas, pleaded guilty Friday before a U.S. District Judge to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to the 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 and one contained 16 gallons of liquid methamphetamine, which is approximately 28.8 kilograms of pure methamphetamine. The driver and passenger did not own the vehicle. Guerrero was determined to be the owner, and the driver said Guerrero had directed him to transport the methamphetamine from El Paso to Atlanta, Ga. State police arrested Guerrero in the New Orleans area while he traveled to retrieve the truck and methamphetamine.
Guerrero faces up to a minimum of 10 years to life in prison, five years of supervised release and a $1 million fine. Sentencing has been set for July 5, 2016.
The DEA, Department of Homeland Security, and Louisiana State Police, Troop F, conducted the investigation.Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.JustThinkTwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.