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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Georgia Woman Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Charges

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that APRIL NICOLE GRIZZARD, age 32, of Atlanta, pled guilty today to two counts of a Superseding Indictment,  which charged her with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, in September of 2014, a woman in Atlanta agreed to deliver one-half pound of methamphetamine to an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Metairie.  The woman employed an individual named ALLISON CHRISWELL to deliver the drugs. GRIZZARD, who assisted in obtaining the drugs for delivery, accompanied CHRISWELL to Metairie to deliver the drugs.  When GRIZZARD and CHRISWELL arrived in Metairie with the methamphetamine, they were arrested by DEA Agents.

For each count, GRIZZARD faces a minimum term of ten years imprisonment, a maximum of life imprisonment, and a fine of $10,000,000.   U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman set sentenced for January 25, 2017.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Andre’ Jones is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 21, 2016