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New Orleans Man Sentenced For Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin

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

NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that on October 1 2020, RODNEY ROBINSON, age 61, of New Orleans, was sentenced by United States District Judge Barry W. Ashe after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin. 

According to court records, ROBINSON and others conspired to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin in the New Orleans metropolitan area and elsewhere.  ROBINSON personally sold heroin to customers in the New Orleans area. 

Judge Ashe sentenced ROBINSON to 40 months of imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release and a $100 mandatory special assessment. 

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.

Updated October 5, 2020

Drug Trafficking