Drug Traffickers Sentenced to a Total of 31+ Years in Federal Prison for their Crimes
SHREVEPORT, La (STL.News) Two men were sentenced in United States District Court for trafficking methamphetamine, Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced.
Gilbert Martinez, 30, of Brawley, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. to 210 months (17 years, 6 months) in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. On March 12, 2019, Martinez was captured on surveillance video at a post office in California mailing two packages to Shreveport. Pursuant to a federal search warrant, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service seized and searched the packages and found approximately 5 pounds of methamphetamine and several pills inside. Again, on April 26, 2019, Martinez and his co-conspirator traveled to three post offices in Southern California to mail packages containing methamphetamine. They were captured on surveillance video at the post offices mailing packages to Frierson, Keithville, and Shreveport. On April 29, 2019, agents were notified of the arrival of the packages at those locations in Louisiana and seized and searched the packages and discovered approximately 5 pounds of methamphetamine in each package.