Specifically, TYSON pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride, 100 grams or more of heroin, and a quantity of cocaine base, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), 841(b)(1)(B), 841(b)(1)(C) and 846.
According to court records, TYSON and others conspired to distribute heroin, cocaine, and cocaine base in the New Orleans metropolitan area and elsewhere. Moreover, TYSON admitted to transporting between 50 and 150 kilograms of cocaine from Texas to New Orleans on behalf of a drug trafficking organization.
In total, Judge Fallon sentenced TYSON to 70 months imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.
This prosecution is part of an extensive investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (“OCDETF”). OCDETF is a joint federal, state and local cooperative approach to combat drug trafficking and is the nation’s primary tool for disrupting and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, targeting national and regional level drug trafficking organizations and coordinating the necessary law enforcement entities and resources to disrupt or dismantle the targeted criminal organization and seize their assets.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys Elizabeth Privitera and Jonathan L. Shih are in charge of the prosecution.