42 year-old Saul Guzman Ontiveros, of Terrytown, Louisiana, pled guilty to attempting to purchase 5 kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute in Gulfport.
In January and February of this year, a confidential source was approached by Guzman Ontiveros about purchasing cocaine from the source. Guzman Ontiveros agreed to purchase 5 kilograms of cocaine for $105,000. The government was able to seize $104,000 over the course of several days prior to the arrest of the defendant.
He will be sentenced on September 27, 2018 and faces a maximum penalty 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine.