Juan Francisco Salas Sentenced on Drug Trafficking Charges

Methamphetamine Courier, Juan Francisco Salas Sentenced to Time in Federal Prison

SHREVEPORT, LA (STL.News) United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Juan Francisco Salas, 45, of Houston, Texas, has been sentenced by Chief United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. on drug trafficking charges.

Salas was sentenced to 76 months (6 years, 4 months) in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  On December 5, 2019, a trooper with the Louisiana State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Salas.  After a period of questioning, the trooper searched Salas’ vehicle and discovered approximately ten kilograms of methamphetamine inside a box in the rear cargo area.  Salas admitted that he knew the illegal narcotics were in the trunk.  The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Laboratory tested the seized methamphetamine and confirmed that the amount seized totaled 9,205 grams.

This case was investigated by the DEA and Louisiana State Police and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon H. Whitten.