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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 22, 2016

New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Distribution

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DELRONE MOORE, age 38, of New Orleans, pled guilty today to two counts of distribution of heroin.

According to court documents, in the fall of 2015, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office detective conducted controlled undercover purchases of heroin from MOORE.  On October 14, 2015, the undercover detective met with MOORE in Kenner, buying approximately half of an ounce of heroin from MOORE.  On November 12, 2015, the undercover detective again met with MOORE in Kenner and conducted a second controlled undercover purchase, buying approximately one ounce of heroin from MOORE.  Both of the hand-to-hand transactions took place in the undercover detective’s vehicle and were captured on that vehicle’s audio and video recording system. 

MOORE faces a sentence of up to 20 years imprisonment, at least 3 years of supervised release, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.  U.S. District Court Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown will sentence MOORE on January 12, 2017. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas D. Moses is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 22, 2016