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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Narcotics Charges

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

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that MARVIN ARMSTRONG, age 32, of New Orleans, LA, has pleaded guilty to two counts of heroin related charges.

According to court documents, ARMSTRONG conspired with others to distribute a quantity of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(C) and 846, and to distribution of a quantity of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C), and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2.

The Court set sentencing in this matter for February 7, 2019.  As to each count, ARMSTRONG faces a term of imprisonment of up to 20 years, a fine of up to $1 million, and at least three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.   In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

U. S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the New Orleans Police Department, and the Louisiana State Police in investigating this matter. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Maria M. Carboni and Matthew R. Payne.

Updated November 9, 2018

Topic
Drug Trafficking