California man charged with violations of federal narcotics laws

Published 9:30 am Sunday, July 25, 2021

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NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Joel Alexander Fabre, age 33, of California, was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to the indictment, between March 16, 2021 and March 20, 2021, Fabre, shipped a pound of methamphetamine via USPS.  Fabre received $3000 for the methamphetamine via a MoneyGram, in violation of Title 21 United States Code, Section 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)A), possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

If convicted, Fabre faces a maximum term of imprisonment of life, a fine of up to $10,000,000 and at least five years of supervised release after imprisonment, as well as a $100 special assessment.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Homeland Security Investigations in investigating this matter. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Maurice E. Landrieu, Jr.