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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 SEAN MARTIN, age 56, 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, MARTIN admitted to possessing with the intent to distribute over a kilogram of heroin, over 400 grams of fentanyl, and a quantity of cocaine hydrochloride, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), and 841(b)(1)(C).  

Sentencing is set for August 16, 2023.  MARTIN faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years, up to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000, and at least 5 years of supervised release.  The count 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  are in charge of 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