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Date: 10-13-2023

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United States of America v. Emily N. Huckabee

Case Number: 2:22-cr-00136

Judge: Carl J. Barbier

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (Orleans Parish)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in New Orleans

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Description: New Orleans, Louisiana criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841 (b)(1)(C), and 846.

On June 28, 2022, a Louisiana State Police Trooper executed a traffic stop of a 2015 Ford F-150 traveling on I-59 in Pearl River, Louisiana. The driver of the vehicle was Emily Huckabee, age 23, a resident of Yuma, Arizona. A narcotics detection canine sniffed the vehicle and detected a narcotics odor. As a result, Troopers searched the vehicle and discovered a large amount of controlled substances in a bag on the rear seat. The controlled substances were determined to be 10.58 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, wrapped in twenty-seven vacuum sealed packages.

In a post-arrest statement, HUCKABEE told Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents that in June of 2022, an individual offered her $8,000.00 to drive from Arizona to New Orleans to deliver methamphetamine to a customer in New Orleans.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Louisiana State Police. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney André Jones of the Narcotics Unit.

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and was assessed $100.00.

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