SHREVEPORT – A Longview man and Shreveport woman have pleaded guilty in Shreveport federal court to drug distribution. Guadaloupe Ponte, 27, of Shreveport and Rogelio Lopez, 47, of Longview, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to KETK, the guilty pleas show the Drug Enforcement Administration learned Ponte was distributing methamphetamine in Shreveport. They recorded her on January 12 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.