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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Orleans Man Sentenced in Heroin Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that KENNETH MIXON, age 33, of New Orleans, was sentenced today after having previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute heroin.  According to court documents, between July 2014 and July 2015, MIXON conspired with co-defendants LEROY SMITH and JAMIE JONES to distribute heroin in the New Orleans area.  SMITH and JONES have both pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing on November 2, 2016 and September 2, 2016, respectively.

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced MIXON to 34 months of incarceration, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Customs and Border Protection, United States Postal Service, Louisiana State Police, New Orleans Police Department, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff Office, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Office, and Kenner Police Department in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorneys Brandon S. Long and Nicholas D. Moses were in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 17, 2016