Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Federal Prison

Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Federal Prison

SHREVEPORT, LA (STL.News) Two drug traffickers have been sentenced by Chief United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. to federal prison for their role in conspiring to possess and distribute illegal narcotics, Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced.

Eduardo Lozano, a/k/a Isaiah Lozano, 20, of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced to 121 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.  On January 4, 2021, Louisiana State Police stopped a vehicle on Interstate 20 for speeding.  Lozano was a passenger in that vehicle and his co-defendant, Omar Guerra, 22, of Dallas, was driving.  Mia Duarte, 21, also of Dallas, the sister of Lozano and girlfriend of Guerra, was a passenger in the vehicle.  After being interviewed by troopers, Guerra gave permission for law enforcement to search the vehicle.

Troopers found approximately 3 kilograms of methamphetamine and 31.7 grams of marijuana in a backpack on the floorboard.  Guerra and Duarte admitted to law enforcement officers that they were being paid to pick up and deliver the drugs.  Lozano admitted at the guilty plea hearing on June 16, 2021 that he also participated in the conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  His co-defendants, Guerra, and Duarte, each also pleaded guilty to the drug conspiracy charge.

Guerra was sentenced on October 8, 2021 to 108 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.  Duarte was sentenced on October 12, 2021 to 46 months in prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release.

The DEA and Louisiana State Police conducted this investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica D. Cassidy prosecuted the case.

Casey Head, 39, of Bossier City, Louisiana, was sentenced to 60 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release.  Following a lengthy investigation into the drug trafficking activities of Head and his five co-defendants, a federal grand jury returned an indictment in October 2020 charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  During their investigation, agents with the FBI’s Northwest Louisiana Violent Crime Task Force were granted an order to wiretap the phone of one of Head’s co-conspirators.

Calls were intercepted revealing that Head helped distribute methamphetamine to many different buyers in the Shreveport/Bossier City area.  Head was intercepted on several phone calls and text messages speaking about amounts of methamphetamine and prices and discussing the distribution of the narcotics.  He was arrested on October 21, 2020 and admitted his involvement in the drug conspiracy.

The FBI and Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted this investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Aaron Crawford prosecuted the case.

SOURCE: USDOJ.Today