NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – GEORGE BENNETT, aka “G,” age 40, from the greater New Orleans area, was sentenced on April 13, 2023 by United States District Judge Eldon E. Fallon to one hundred twenty-one (121) months’ imprisonment followed by a term of ten (10) years’ supervised release and a mandatory $300.00 special assessment fee after his conviction at trial for violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.
After a four-day trial in November 2022, the jury found BENNETT guilty of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute one-hundred (100) grams or more of heroin and a quantity of fentanyl, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B), and 846, distribution of a quantity of heroin and a quantity of fentanyl, and possession with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin and a quantity of fentanyl, both in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C).
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans Gang Task Force and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys André Jones, Melissa Bücher, and Christopher D. Usher of the Narcotics Unit.
Shane M. Jones
Public Affairs Officer
United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
United States Department of Justice