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Houston Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing with Intent to Distribute Three Kilograms of Fentanyl

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS –  Jorge Isaac Gonzalez-Medina, age 31, of Houston, Texas. pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo to violating the Controlled Substances Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. 

According to court records, Gonzalez-Medina admitted to possessing with the intent to distribute over 400 grams of fentanyl, in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A).  Gonzalez-Medina admitted to being stopped in a vehicle with three kilograms of fentanyl hidden in the rear axle. 

Sentencing is set for November 29, 2023.  Gonzalez-Medina faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years, up to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000, and at least 5 years of supervised release.  The count also carries a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney David Haller of the Violent Crime Unit is in charge of the prosecution.


Shane Jones

Community Outreach Coordinator 

U.S. Attorney's Office 

Eastern District of Louisiana

Updated August 14, 2023

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