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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking

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

NEW ORLEANS GENE JACKSON, age 53, of New Orleans, pleaded guilty on May 11, 2023 before United States District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle to violating the federal Controlled Substances Act announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. 

According to court records, JACKSON admitted to possessing with the intent to distribute a quantity of heroin, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). 

Sentencing is set for August 16, 2023.  JACKSON faces a sentence of up to 20 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and at least 3 years of supervised release.  The count of conviction also carries a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.

This case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys David Haller and Michael Trummel of the Violent Crime Unit oversee the prosecution.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated May 12, 2023

Drug Trafficking