Shreveport woman, East Texas man plead guilty to distributing meth

SHREVEPORT, La. - A Shreveport woman and an East Texas man pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine.

Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced Thursday that 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, DEA drug task force agents learned that Ponte was distributing methamphetamine in Shreveport.  They recorded her on Jan. 12, 2017 setting up sales and then observed her traveling to meet Lopez.

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

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 Aug. 8.


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