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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun and Drug Charges

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DANQUELL MILLER, age 43, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty on August 3, 2023 to one count of possession a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c).  He will face a sentence of not less than five years and not more than life in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000.00 dollars, a term of supervised release of not more than 5 years, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to public records, MILLER, was apprehended by New Orleans Police Department officers after a foot chase where he discarded a firearm and several types of illegal narcotics.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

This case was investigated by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Maurice E. Landrieu, Jr. of the Narcotics Unit.


Shane M, Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated August 8, 2023

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