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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Controlled Substances Act Violation

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JASON LONIE (“LONIE”), age 47, pled guilty on July 2, 2024, before United States District Judge Darrel James Papillion to possession with intent to distribute fifty (50) grams or more of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B).

As a result of his guilty plea, LONIE faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five (5) years and up to forty (40) years imprisonment, up to a $5,000,000 fine, at least four (4) years of supervised release, and payment of a mandatory $100 special assessment fee. 

According to court documents, LONIE was investigated as a methamphetamine supplier in Orleans Parish.  During the course of the investigation, LONIE was arrested, searched and found in possession of 84 grams of methamphetamine in his backpack, that he intended to distribute.   

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Louisiana State Police, and the New Orleans Police Department.  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Lynn E. Schiffman of the Narcotics Unit.


Shane Jones

Community Outreach Coordinator 

U.S. Attorney's Office 

Eastern District of Louisiana

Updated July 3, 2024

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