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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Avondale Man Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TIMOTHY JOHNSON, age 35, a resident of Avondale, was sentenced January 23, 2018 after previously pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base and a quantity of heroin.


U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt sentenced JOHNSON to a term of imprisonment of 60 months, 4 years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment.


According to court documents, a search warrant executed at JOHNSON’s residence in 2013 discovered approximately 150 grams of cocaine, other controlled substances, and paraphernalia associated with the distribution of narcotics. A subsequent investigation in 2015 led to the interception of a package containing heroin intended for JOHNSON’s distribution


U. S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Postal Inspection Service, and Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys James S. C. Baehr and J. Ryan McLaren were in charge of the prosecution.


Drug Trafficking
Updated January 25, 2018