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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

Friday, July 2, 2021

Man Pleads Guilty for Violating Federal Controlled Substances Act

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on June 30, 2021, that YRIAN DEVORE “DEVORE”, age 48, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana pled guilty to count five of a multicount Indictment, which charged him with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine hydrochloride, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B).

According to court documents, DEVORE transported drugs and money between Houston, Texas and Louisiana for others who were involved in a drug trafficking conspiracy.    

United States District Court Judge Jane Triche Milazzo will sentence DEVORE on September 29, 2021. For this violation, DEVORE faces a term of imprisonment of not less than 5 years and not more than 40 years in prison, a fine of up to $5,000,000.00, a period of supervised release of at least 4 years, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00. 

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  This case is being prosecuted by United States Attorney Maurice Landrieu of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


Updated July 2, 2021