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Chalmette Man Sentenced for Violations of Federal Controlled Substances Act

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that MARQUIS JOHNSON, age 25, of Chalmette, was sentenced today on charges related to four violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act.  According to court records, JOHNSON conspired with others to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute a quantity of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, a Schedule I drug controlled substance and a substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base, a Scheduled II drug controlled substance.  In addition to the conspiracy, JOHNSON was sentenced on three substantive distributions of heroin or cocaine base.  

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan sentenced JOHNSON to a 71-month term of imprisonment for the drug conspiracy and distribution charges.  JOHNSON was also ordered to serve a 3-year term of supervised release following imprisonment and to pay a $400 special assessment.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorneys David Haller and Shirin Hakimzadeh were in charge of the prosecution.


Updated June 29, 2016

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