New Orleans Man Indicted for Trafficking Fentanyl and Heroin
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – RODNEY OFFRAY, age 49, a resident of New Orleans, was charged on September 22, 2023 in a recently unsealed three-count indictment by a federal grand jury, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.
The indictment alleges that OFFRAY distributed fentanyl and heroin on three occasions. Count 1 alleges that OFFRAY distributed quantities of heroin and fentanyl on July 24, 2023, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). For this offense, he faces up to twenty years imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000, at least three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.
Counts 2 and 3 of the indictment allege that OFFRAY distributed 40 grams or more of fentanyl and a quantity of heroin on July 28, 2023 and July 31, 2023, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B), and 841(b)(1)(C). For these offenses, he faces a statutory mandatory minimum sentence of five years, up to forty years imprisonment, a fine of up to $5,000,000, at least four years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.
U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charging document and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney J. Benjamin Myers of the Narcotics Unit.
Shane M. Jones
Public Information Officer
United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
United States Department of Justice