Zoerner pleaded guilty in May before District Judge Martin Coady, who sentenced him on the charges of distribution of methamphetamine (28 grams or more), possession of hydrocodone (less than two grams), ; three counts of possession of a legend drug (Sulfamethoxazole, Tizanidine, and Amitriptyline) without a prescription, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On December 14, 2017, a U. S. Postal Inspector alerted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Taskforce that a suspicious package was being delivered to the Zoerner's address. The Taskforce set up a controlled delivery of the package and Zoerner was arrested a short time after taking possession of it.
According to the officers, Zoerner did not appear to be surprised when they opened the package and discovered a kilo of methamphetamine, which has a street value of about $50,000. The officers also found numerous other legend drugs, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, including a scale and meth pipes, at Zoerner’s residence.