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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Metairie Man Sentenced In Connection With Guilty Plea to Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that AARON JEFFREY DENN, age 35, a resident of Metairie, Louisiana was sentenced on February 18, 2020 by U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone to three years’ probation, with conditions that the first 12 months be served on home confinement and that DENN perform 100 hours of community service.  Judge Zainey additionally imposed a fine of $6,000. 

According to court documents, between March and April 2019, DENN admitted to conspiring to distribute oxycodone pills, which he obtained unlawfully on the black market.  DENN admitted to selling oxycodone pills and charging approximately $25 to $35 per pill.  On April 4, 2019, DENN admitted to selling pills for approximately $6,000.  According to court documents, unbeknownst to DENN, those pills contained a mixture of heroin and tramadol.  Additionally, DENN agreed to forfeit approximately $62,002.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for their work investigating the case. 

The case is being prosecuted by Jared Hasten of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant United States Attorney Myles Ranier. 

 

Updated February 20, 2020