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

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Hollygrove Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Selling Narcotics

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced TRAVIS CURTIS, a/k/a “Lil Awh,” age 22, a resident of New Orleans, to eighteen (18) months in the Bureau of Prisons for conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a quantity of heroin and cocaine base (crack), in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 841 and 846. CURTIS will be on three years of Supervised Release following his release from prison.

CURTIS pleaded guilty on February 3, 2020, to conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine base with members of a drug trafficking organization based in the Hollygrove neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, that operated in and around a corner grocery store.  CURTIS had been intercepted on a wiretap arranging to sell narcotics to consumers.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

U. S. Attorney Peter Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New Orleans Gang Task Force.  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Myles Ranier and Kathryn McHugh.


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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated June 3, 2020