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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin and Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DONALD MYLES, a/k/a “D-Ray,” age 46, a New Orleans resident, pleaded guilty on January 10, 2024, before U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon to conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and a quantity of cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B), 841(b)(1)(C), and 846, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, the Federal Bureau Investigation New Orleans Gang Task Force and the New Orleans Police Department investigated MYLES for his involvement in a drug distribution operation in September 2020. The investigation involved numerous controlled purchases of heroin and cocaine from MYLES. The investigation revealed that MYLES conspired with JOHN CRAWFORD, KEVIN JOHNSON, CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, and others  to distribute heroin and cocaine.

MYLES faces a  mandatory minimum of five years, up to forty years imprisonment, a fine of up to $5,000,000, at least four years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans Gang Task Force, with the assistance of the New Orleans Police Department, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Gretna Major Crimes Task Force, led the investigation.  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney J. Benjamin Myers 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 January 17, 2024

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