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New Iberia Man to Serve 10 Years in Prison

Feb 05, 2021 02:45PM ● By Flint Zerangue, Sr.

LAFAYETTE, La. – Alfonzo JohnLouis, 42, of New Iberia, Louisiana, was sentenced by United States District Judge Jay C. Zainey to 120 months (10 years) in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

On November 3, 2017, while preparing to deliver mail, a postal employee had three packages that were addressed to one particular address in Lafayette, Louisiana, and were shipped from Los Angeles, California. As the postal carrier picked up the box to make the delivery, their thumb slipped into a hole on the side of the box and felt a plastic bag inside which led them to believe there may be some form of illegal drugs in the box. Law enforcement was contacted and a K-9 with the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Unit alerted on each of the three packages. A search warrant was obtained and law enforcement officers found a combined 18 pounds of methamphetamine in the three boxes. JohnLouis has three prior felony drug convictions from 2001 and 2007. He admitted that the packages were meant for him and pleaded guilty to the charge in the federal indictment on September 8, 2020.

The FBI and Lafayette Metro Narcotics Unit conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Luke Walker prosecuted the case.