News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 10, 2012
Contact: Terry E. Davis
Number: 504-840-1360
504-575-5849

Cocaine Distribution Indictment for New Orleans Man

May 11 (New Orleans, LA) - Randy Dixon, 32, a resident of New Orleans, was indicted by a federal grand jury today on four counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride. The four count indictment is the result of an investigation of Dixonby the DEA and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in which Dixon was identified as a distributor of cocaine.

The investigation resulted in an indictment which alleges that between March and May 2012, Dixon conspired with other persons to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride. On May 3, 2012, Dixon, who was under surveillance by DEA and NOPD, engaged officers in a high speed car chase during which he threw approximately four and a half ounces of cocaine hydrochloride from his vehicle. During the execution of a search warrant of Dixon’s residence on May 3, 2012, agents and officers found quantities of cocaine hydrochloride and Ecstasy in the residence.

Each count of the indictment carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, a fine of $1,000,000, and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. DEA Special Agent in Charge Jimmy S. Fox, III reminds the general public that an indictment is merely a charge of criminal conduct and that the defendant must be ultimately found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. This investigation is being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Orleans Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Andre’ Jones.

Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.JustThinkTwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.

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