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New Orleans Resident Sentenced to 42 Months for Trafficking Heroin with His Uncle and Six Others

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

NEW ORLEANS, LA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that KEVIN COFFIL, age 25, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced on October 26, 2021 to 42 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan for conspiring to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), and 846.  The Court imposed a term of supervised release of 36 months. COFFIL must also pay a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

According to court records, COFFIL conspired with codefendant Arthur Johnson, his uncle, and six others to distribute heroin throughout the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas.

A search warrant executed on Arthur Johnson’s residence in New Orleans East on December 28, 2017, resulted in the seizure of approximately 1.3 kilograms of heroin, a kilo press which is used to package heroin, digital scales, and other tools of the drug trade.

That evening, agents established surveillance in the vicinity of the 7500 block of Vanderkloot Avenue in New Orleans. Agents observed a blue Jeep Wrangler park in the driveway of an address in the area. COFFIL exited the car and began walking around the back carrying a Lululemon bag. Agents approached the car and detained COFFIL. Agents advised COFFIL of his rights. Agents searched the bag and saw that it contained over $113,000 in US currency. COFFILL, Arthur Johnson, and the other codefendants were charged in 2018 with conspiring to distribute heroin in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the FBI’s New Orleans Gang Task Force in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney David Howard Sinkman is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated October 28, 2021

Drug Trafficking