Monroe, Louisiana - A Mexican man was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for conspiring to transport and distribute methamphetamine. The sentencing follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and Louisiana State Police.

Eduardo Guerrero, 24, of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tennessee, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Guerrero also received five years of supervised release.

According to Guerrero’s April 14, 2016 guilty plea, Louisiana State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck traveling eastbound on Interstate 20 in Ouachita Parish in March 2015. After a search of the vehicle, two gas tanks were found on the vehicle with one containing 16 gallons of liquid methamphetamine. Neither the driver nor the passenger owned the vehicle. Guerrero was the registered owner of the vehicle.

The methamphetamine was being transported from El Paso, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia when it was intercepted. Guerrero was arrested by state police in the New Orleans area when he traveled to retrieve the truck and methamphetamine.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Allison D. Bushnell and Michael O’Mara prosecuted the case on behalf of U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana Stephanie A. Finley.