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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 3, 2018

New Orleans Man Sentenced to 117 Months Imprisonment for Drug Trafficking, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, and Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TIMOTHY JACKSON, age 29, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced on Tuesday by United States District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle.  The defendant previously pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute heroin and firearms offenses.

According to previously filed court documents, JACKSON was arrested along with another individual on January 4, 2017.  At that time, JACKSON was in possession of a quantity of heroin meant for distribution as well as two loaded semi-automatic handguns and approximately $1,825 in U.S. currency. 

Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced JACKSON to 117 months incarceration to be followed by a three year term of supervised release.  JACKSON must also pay a $300 special assessment.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Simpson is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated May 3, 2018