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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

Friday, June 21, 2019

New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty To Heroin Conspiracy

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that JOHN JONES, age 45, of New Orleans, pled guilty Thursday, June 13, 2019 to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin on June 13, 2019.

According to court documents, JONES and others conspired to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin.

JONES faces a minimum term of imprisonment of ten years and a maximum term of life imprisonment.  A fine of up to $10,000,000 may also be imposed.  JONES will be placed on supervised release after imprisonment for a period of not less than five years.  Additionally, a $100 special assessment fee will be assessed.  U.S. District Court Judge Ashe set sentencing for September 19, 2019.

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys Jonathan L. Shih and Maria M. Carboni are in charge of the prosecution.


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Drug Trafficking
Updated June 21, 2019