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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Heroin and Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DONALD MYLES, a/k/a “D-Ray,” (“MYLES”), age 46, a New Orleans resident, was sentenced on June 26, 2024, by U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon, after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and a quantity of cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B), 841(b)(1)(C), and 846, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. MYLES was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment, 4 years of supervised release, and a $100.00 mandatory special assessment fee.

According to court documents, the Federal Bureau Investigation New Orleans Gang Task Force and the New Orleans Police Department investigated MYLES for his involvement in a drug distribution operation in September 2020.  The investigation involved numerous controlled purchases of heroin and cocaine from MYLES.  The investigation revealed that MYLES conspired with JOHN CRAWFORD, KEVIN JOHNSON, CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, and others to distribute heroin and cocaine.

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  Federal Bureau of Investigation - New Orleans Gang Task Force, with the assistance of the New Orleans Police Department, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Gretna Major Crimes Task Force, led the investigation.  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Rachal Cassagne of the Narcotics Unit.


Shane Jones

Community Outreach Coordinator 

U.S. Attorney's Office 

Eastern District of Louisiana

Updated June 28, 2024

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking