Drug Enforcement Administration

New Orleans

Stephen G. Azzam, Special Agent in Charge

May 11, 2017

Contact: SA Debbie Webber

Phone Number: (504) 840-1100

20 Years For Shreveport Methamphetamine Trafficker

SHREVEPORT, La. - A Shreveport man was sentenced Tuesday to 240 months in prison for distributing more than 15 kilograms of methamphetamine in the Shreveport area, announced DEA Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Brad L. Byerley and Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook.

A U.S. District Judge sentenced Brett Luaces, 43, of Shreveport, on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release.

Law enforcement agents were searching for Luaces on a state arrest warrant for distribution of methamphetamine on August 30, 2016 and found him at a house in Shreveport. After arresting Luaces, agents searched the house and found 135.3 grams of methamphetamine that tested as 96 percent pure. Luaces told agents for approximately the last year, he bought 18 ounces per week of methamphetamine in Dallas and brought it back to Shreveport to sell on the street.

The DEA, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and Shreveport Police Department 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. 

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