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Lutcher Man Sentenced to Twenty-Four Months Imprisonment for Drug Distribution Conspiracy

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – On February 21, 2024, TROY MALBROUGH, age 48, a resident of Lutcher, La., was sentenced to 24-months imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a quantity of fentanyl, a quantity of heroin, and a quantity of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C), and 846.

According to court documents, the Drug Enforcement Administration began a drug-trafficking investigation into MALBROUGH's organization in 2019. MALBROUGH conspired with others to distribute heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Louisiana.  He also purchased and distributed these same drugs within the district. In 2018, MALBROUGH distributed fentanyl to an individual who later died after ingesting that fentanyl. 

After serving his term of imprisonment, MALBROUGH will be supervised by U.S. Probation for 3 years. MALBROUGH must also pay a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brittany Reed of the Public Integrity Unit.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated February 26, 2024

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