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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Federal Gun and Drug Offenses

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that KEITH BOURGEOIS (“BOURGEOIS”), age 53, of New Orleans, was sentenced on June 27, 2024 to TIME SERVED, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee by United States District Judge Eldon Fallon.

BOURGEOIS previously pled guilty to both possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C), and being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2).

According to court records, on April 21, 2022, law enforcement executed a search warrant of BOURGEOIS’s residence.  During the search, agents seized drug paraphernalia, including scales, packaging material, and razor blades.  Agents also seized 27.054 grams of cocaine base, .645 grams of fentanyl,  four firearms, several boxes of ammunition, and several thousand dollars in cash. 

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

The case was investigated by agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Louisiana State Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Rachal Cassagne and Lynn Schiffman of the Narcotics Unit.

Contact

Shane Jones 

Community Outreach Coordinator 

U.S. Attorney's Office 

Eastern District of Louisiana

Updated June 28, 2024

Topics
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses