Couple sentenced for transporting cocaine through Calcasieu

A man and woman from Pittsburgh, Penn., were sentenced last week for transporting cocaine through Calcasieu Parish.

Joseph Wilbon, 52, and Marva L. Flenory, 59, both of Pittsburgh, were sentenced to 78 months and 57 months in prison, respectively, by Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr., Western District of Louisiana, for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

They were also sentenced to three years of supervised release.

According to the July 19, 2018 guilty pleas, Louisiana State Police pulled over the vehicle Wilbon was driving on June 8, 2016, in Calcasieu Parish.

Wilbon and his passenger, Flenory, were traveling east at that time.

The trooper searched the vehicle and found a large red suitcase, which contained six brick-like bundles of cocaine totaling 15.96 pounds.

Homeland Security Investigations and the Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert C. Abendroth is the prosecutor for the case.””Cocaine bust