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New Orleans Man Sentenced For Narcotics Charges

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

NEW ORLEANS–U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that MARVIN ARMSTRONG, age 32, of New Orleans, was sentenced for heroin charges.

According to court documents, ARMSTRONG conspired with others to distribute between 100 and 400 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, and distributed approximately 7 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin. 

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced ARMSTRONG to 68 months incarceration, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.  ARMSTRONG was also ordered to pay a $100.000 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, the New Orleans Police Department, and the Louisiana State Police 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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Updated February 11, 2019

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