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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Man for Drug and Gun Offenses

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – A federal grand jury in New Orleans, Louisiana returned a three-count indictment on December 10, 2021 charging a New Orleans man for violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act and the Federal Gun Control Act.

According to court documents, KENDALE ADAMS, a/k/a, “Kendral Adams,” a/k/a “Kendall Adams,” age 39, is charged in Count 1 with possession with intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C).  In Count 2, ADAMS is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).  In Count 3, ADAMS is charged with carrying a firearm during the commission of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A). 

If convicted of Count 1, ADAMS faces a maximum sentence of up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $1,000,000 fine, at least 3 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.  If convicted of Count 2, ADAMS faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, up to 3 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.  If convicted of Count 3, ADAMS faces a mandatory consecutive 5 years imprisonment, up to life imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, up to 5 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.   

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charging document and that the guilt of the defendants must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Usher.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated December 14, 2021