Man who shipped 14 pounds of marijuana from California to Louisiana sentenced

Man who shipped 14 pounds of marijuana from California to Louisiana sentenced

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A Welsh man who shipped 14 pounds of marijuana from California to Iota, Louisiana, was sentenced to nine years and seven months in federal prison.

Federal Judge Robert R. Summerhays sentenced Damien Guidry, 38, on Monday for distributing marijuana and cocaine, according to US Attorney David C. Joseph.

Guidry shipped 14 pounds of marijuana from an individual in California to an address in Iota, Louisiana. Law enforcement agents observed Guidry leave the residence with the box containing the marijuana on Jan. 26, 2016. They also observed the box in the back of a truck as he left the residence.

In another incident, Guidry asked someone on Nov. 16, 2016 to travel with him to the Houston, Texas, area to obtain 2 kilograms of cocaine. The other individual was returning to Louisiana two days later in Guidry’s truck when law enforcement agents stopped the vehicle. They searched the truck and found nearly 2 kilograms of cocaine. Guidry pleaded guilty to federal charges on Nov. 30, 2018 to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

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