East Texas man, Shreveport woman plead guilty to federal drug charges

Shreveport, LA (KETK) - An East Texas man and Shreveport woman have pleaded guilty to drug distribution.

On Thursday, Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced Guadaloupe Ponte, 27, of Shreveport and Rogelio Lopez, 47, of Longview, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to the guilty pleas, the Drug Enforcement Agency learned Ponte was distributing methamphetamine in Shreveport. They recorded her on January 12, 2017, setting up sales and saw her traveling to meet Lopez.

Agents arrested Lopez and Ponte after they arrived at a hotel in separate vehicles.Officials found 82.9 grams of
methamphetamine in Lopez’s car and 326.6 grams of methamphetamine when they later searched his home in Longview.

Lopez admitted to being Ponte’s supplier of methamphetamine.

Lopez and Ponte face 10 years to life in prison, at least five years of supervised release and a $10 million fine. Their sentencing date has been set for August 8.

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