A decide has sentenced a Slidell man to 15 years in jail for receiving at his dwelling a mailed package deal containing $50,000 price of methamphetamine, authorities stated Tuesday (July 31).

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Steven Zoerner, 56, was sentenced Friday by state district Choose Martin Coady in Covington. Zoerner had pleaded responsible to a number of drug fees earlier than Coady in Could, District Legal professional Warren Montgomery’s workplace stated in a information launch.

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A U.S. Postal Service inspector alerted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Workplace Narcotics Taskforce {that a} suspicious package deal was to be delivered by mail to Zoerner’s dwelling. The taskforce arrange a managed supply of the package deal on Dec. 14, and Zoerner was arrested a short while later after taking possession of it, the information launch stated.

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Investigators stated Zoerner didn’t seem like stunned after they opened the package deal and found a kilo of methamphetamine, which has a avenue worth of about $50,000, the DA’s workplace stated. The officers additionally discovered quite a few legend medication, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, together with a scale and meth pipes, at Zoerner’s dwelling, the brand new launch stated.

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Zoerner was sentenced on fees of distribution of methamphetamine weighing 28 grams or extra; possession of hydrocodone of lower than two grams; three counts of possession of a legend drug (Sulfamethoxazole, Tizanidine and Amitriptyline) and not using a prescription; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Assistant District Legal professional Holly McGinness prosecuted the case.

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