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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Heroin

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – MALCOM JOHNSON, age 41, a resident of New Orleans, pleaded guilty on April 16, 2024, before United States District Judge Susie Morgan to violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court records, JOHNSON sold $400 worth of heroin to a DEA confidential source in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.   He was charged with violating Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). 

Judge Morgan set sentencing for July 23, 2024.  JOHNSON faces up to 20 years imprisonment a fine of up to $1,000,000, at least 3 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Haller, Senior Litigation Counsel.


Shane Jones 

Community Outreach Coordinator 

U.S. Attorney's Office

Eastern District of Louisiana

Updated April 17, 2024

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