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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

New Orleans East Resident Sentenced in Heroin Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JAMIE JONES, age 34, of New Orleans, was sentenced today after having previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.  According to court documents, between July 2014 and July 2015, JONES conspired with co-defendants LEROY SMITH and KENNETH MIXON to distribute heroin in the New Orleans East area. 

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced JONES to 30 months of incarceration, to be followed by 4 years of supervised release. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Customs and Border Protection, United States Postal Service, Louisiana State Police, New Orleans Police Department, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Kenner Police Department in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorneys Brandon S. Long and Nicholas D. Moses are responsible for the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 21, 2016