Kenner Man Pleads Guilty to Misprision of a Felony
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – RYAN MOREAU, age 30, a resident of Kenner, Louisiana, pled guilty on June 7, 2023, before United States District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo to a one-count superseding bill of information charging him with misprision of a felony, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 4, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.
According to court documents, on November 19, 2020, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy learned than an individual was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 after having purchased narcotics from his source of supply. Agents establishing surveillance along Interstate 10 and locating the vehicle, agents conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle. As the agents approached the vehicle, the front seat passenger gave a bag containing several ounces of methamphetamine to MOREAU, who was seated in the back seat of the truck, to put into a container of bleach also located on the back seat of the truck. As one of the agents approached MOREAU, he observed a torn plastic bag with methamphetamine next to MOREAU, who acknowledged that he placed the methamphetamine in the container of bleach to avoid detection from law enforcement.
For the misprision count, MOREAU faces a maximum term of imprisonment of three (3) years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, a term of supervised release of one (1) year, and a mandatory special assessment fee of 100.00. MOREAU is scheduled to be sentenced on October 11, 2023.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney André Jones.
Shane M. Jones
Public Information Officer
United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
United States Department of Justice
Updated June 12, 2023