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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Heroin Conspiracy and Firearm Possession Charges

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that PATRICK SCHEXNAYDER, age 28, of New Orleans, was sentenced March 7, 2019 for heroin conspiracy and firearm possession charges.

According to court documents, SCHEXNAYDER conspired with others to possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.  In addition, on February 23, 2018, SCHEXNAYDER, a convicted felon, was in possession of a firearm.

U. S. District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced SCHEXNAYDER to serve 60 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Judge Fallon also imposed a $200 dollar special assessment. 

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

U. S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the New Orleans Police Department Multi-Agency Gang Unit in investigating this matter.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Maria M. Carboni and Matthew R. Payne.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated March 12, 2019