New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Distribution
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JEFFERY WILSON, age 31, of New Orleans, pled guilty today to two counts of distributing cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base as charged in a Superseding Bill of Information.
According to court documents, WILSON made a sale of cocaine hydrochloride on May 13, 2014, to two confidential informants working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in the area near the former Melpomene Housing Development near Martin Luther King Boulevard. On May 30, 2014, WILSON made a second sale of cocaine base (or crack) to the same two informants.
WILSON is facing a term of imprisonment of not more than twenty years for each count, a fine of not more than $1,000,000 and at least three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt set sentencing for October 12, 2016.
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the ATF in leading this investigation along with members of the NOPD led Multi-Agency Gang Unit (MAG UNIT). Assistant United States Attorneys Edward Rivera, Maurice Landrieu, Jr., Nolan Paige and Nicholas Moses were in charge of the prosecution.