TX man, LA woman face jail for conspiring to distribute meth - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

TX man, LA woman face jail for conspiring to distribute meth

Guadaloupe Ponte, 27, of Shreveport, and 47-year-old Rogelio Lopez, of Longview, Texas, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Shreveport to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. (Source: KSLA News 12) Guadaloupe Ponte, 27, of Shreveport, and 47-year-old Rogelio Lopez, of Longview, Texas, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Shreveport to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. (Source: KSLA News 12)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A Louisiana woman and a Texas man face 10 years to life in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in Shreveport.

Guadaloupe Ponte, 27, of Shreveport, and 47-year-old Rogelio Lopez, of Longview, Texas, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Shreveport to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Evidence presented during the plea hearing shows DEA agents recorded Ponte setting up sales Jan. 22 then saw her travel to meet Lopez at a hotel, according to acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook's office.

Agents arrested the pair and found 82.9 grams, or about 3 ounces, of methamphetamine in Lopez’s car. They later searched his home in Texas, where agents seized 326.6 grams - about 11.5 ounces - of methamphetamine.

Lopez admitted to authorities to being Ponte’s methamphetamine supplier.

In addition to the prison term, Ponte and Lopez each could be fined $10 million and ordered to serve at least five years on federal supervised release if and when they are released from prison.

They are scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 8.

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