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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Heroin Distribution

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DELRONE MOORE, age 39, of New Orleans, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to two counts of distribution of heroin.

 

U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown sentenced MOORE to serve 45 months imprisonment to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

 

According to court documents, in the fall of 2015, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office detective conducted controlled undercover purchases of heroin from MOORE. On October 14, 2015, the undercover detective met with MOORE in Kenner, buying approximately half of an ounce of heroin from MOORE. On November 12, 2015, the undercover detective again met with MOORE in Kenner and conducted a second controlled undercover purchase, buying approximately one ounce of heroin from MOORE. Both of the hand-to-hand transactions took place in the undercover detective’s vehicle and were captured on that vehicle’s audio and video recording system.

 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas D. Moses was in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 12, 2017