Jefferson Parish Man Pleads Guilty to Violations of the Federal Controlled Substances and Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering Acts
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DILLON TOUPS, age 33, a resident of Larose, Louisiana, pled guilty on September 19, 2023 to possession with intent to distribute fifty (50) grams or more of methamphetamine and a quantity of fentanyl, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), and 841(b)(1)(C), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.
According to court documents, on December 18, 2021, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop of TOUPS on Highway 1 in Raceland, Louisiana. After smelling marijuana in the vehicle, deputies searched the vehicle and found a bag containing 1,317 grams of methamphetamine on the back seat. During the investigation, deputies searched TOUPS’s residence in Larose, Louisiana and located 411 grams of methamphetamine and .91 grams of fentanyl.
TOUPS faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of ten years and a maximum term of imprisonment of life, a fine of up to $10,000,000.00 at least five years of supervised release after any term of imprisonment and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney André Jones of the Narcotics Unit.
Shane M. Jones
Public Information Officer
United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
United States Department of Justice