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Houston Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

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

NEW ORLEANS – On November 29, 2023, United States District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced JORGE ISAAC GONZALEZ-MEDINA, age 32, of Houston, to the mandatory minimum sentence of ten (10) years in federal prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, for violating the Controlled Substances Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. 

GONZALEZ-MEDINA was also ordered to pay a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.

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

This case was 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 December 4, 2023

Drug Trafficking