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New Orleans Man Sentenced For Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride

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

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that JAYVONNE JOHNSON, age 49, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced on March 7, 2019 after having pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine hydrochloride.   

United States District Judge Carl J. Barbier sentenced JOHNSON to 120 months’ imprisonment and a supervised release period of 4 years.

According to court documents, on June 25, 2017, JOHNSON was stopped by law enforcement officers as he disembarked from an Amtrak train arriving in New Orleans from Houston, Texas and was found to be in possession of 1.3 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Amtrak Rail Police, the Kenner Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sharon D. Smith and Brandon S. Long are in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated March 11, 2019

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