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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Eastside Hollygrove Drug Traffickers Plead Guilty

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Attorney’s Office, EDLA announced yesterday that DONALD MARCELIN, a/k/a “Snook,” a/k/a “Black,” a/k/a “Golfer,” age 41, and LANCE STOVALL, a/k/a “Lele,” a/k/a “Allen,” age 28, both of New Orleans, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl. 

On MARCELIN’s drug conspiracy count, MARCELIN is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a maximum sentence of life, a possible fine of up to $10,000,000, and at least five years of supervised release upon his release from prison.  On STOVALL’s drug conspiracy count, STOVALL is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment, a maximum of 40 years’ imprisonment, a possible fine of up to $5,000,000, and at least four years of supervised release upon his release from prison. 

U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance will sentence MARCELIN and STOVALL on March 13, 2019.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office praised the work of the FBI New Orleans Gang Task Force (NOGFT), which led this investigation and was assisted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, New Orleans Police Department, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorneys Brandon S. Long, David Haller, and Edward Rivera are in charge of the prosecution.

                                                                             

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated November 15, 2018