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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Conspiracy

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

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that QUINTON RISIN, a/k/a “Quentin Risin,” age 36, of New Orleans, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.  RISIN is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment, a maximum sentence of 40 years’ imprisonment, a possible fine of up to $5,000,000, and at least four years of supervised release upon his release from prison. 

According to court records, RISIN conspired with codefendant Arthur Johnson and others to distribute heroin throughout the New Orleans area. RISIN had been a customer of Johnson’s. The evidence against RISIN includes numerous intercepted communications, physical surveillance, and witness statements.

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan will sentence RISIN on September 17, 2019.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the FBI’s New Orleans Gang Task Force in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Long is in charge of the prosecution.                        

Updated June 12, 2019