U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TIMOTHY JACKSON, age 28, a native of New Orleans, pled guilty on January 10th to violations of the Federal Drug Control Act, Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C) for possessing with the intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, and violations of the Federal Gun Control Act, Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A), possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1), convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
According to the court documents, JACKSON was arrested along with another individual on January 4, 2017. At the time of his arrest, JACKSON was in possession of a quantity of heroin meant for distribution in the Eastern District of Louisiana as well as two loaded semi-automatic handguns and approximately $1,825 in U.S. currency.
For the possession with intent to distribute heroin charge, JACKSON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years, a maximum fine of $1,000,000, a term of supervised release of at least three years, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.
For the convicted felon in possession of firearm charge. He faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a term of supervised release of three years, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.
Finally, for the possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, JACKSON faces a sentence of at least five years in addition to the sentence he receives for the underlying drug possession with intent to distribute charge.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Michael Simpson is in charge of the prosecution.