LOCKPORT, La. - A Lockport man already in jail on drug charges was accused of additional distribution crimes today after Lafourche agents intercepted and tested over $17,000 worth of drugs that were mailed to him from all over the world, deputies said.
The alleged distributor is now facing felony drug charges.
Agents with the Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force had notified U.S. postal authorities of the investigation, and they held several packages addressed to Guerra shipped from Mississippi, India and Pakistan. After obtaining a warrant, a postal inspector found a total of 3,496 pills of Alprazolam, Diazepam and Clonazepam and 21.3 grams of powder Naphthoylindoles, police said. The drugs have a collective street value of $17,580.
Police booked Keith Guerra Jr., 26, 509A Justin St., Lockport, with four counts of possession with intent to distribute drugs today, police said.
He was arrested Jan. 27 after he sold synthetic marijuana, which contained Naphthoylindoles, to undercover Lafourche agents for $200. They had already purchased the same drug from his website in the past, so they booked him with three counts of felony distribution of drugs and one count of possession with intent to distribute, police said.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office also assisted in the investigation.
Police are now holding Guerra at the Lafourche Parish jail in lieu of a $160,000 bond.