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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 14, 2018

Houston Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing With Intent to Distribute Cocaine

NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that JAMAR RUCKER, age 42, of Houston, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of possessing with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of powder cocaine in the Eastern District of Louisiana.  RUCKER faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in prison, a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000,000, and at least 4 years of supervised release.  

According to court documents, on January 10, 2018, RUCKER drove from his home in Houston to the Clearview Shopping Mall in Metairie, where he intended to meet with a New Orleans-based drug customer.  Upon arrival, federal agents arrested RUCKER, who was in possession of approximately 4.5 kilograms of cocaine that he intended to distribute to the customer. 

U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo set sentencing for RUCKER on December 13, 2018.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the FBI’s New Orleans Gang Task Force in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Long is in charge of the prosecution.

                                                                             

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 14, 2018