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Orleans Parish Man Pleads Guilty To Violations of The Federal Controlled Substances Act

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

NEW ORLEANS THEODORE TARDIE, age 53, pled guilty on March 21, 2023, before United States District Court Judge Jay C. Zainey to a one-count superseding bill of information charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute five hundred (500) grams or more of methamphetamine in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), and 846, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, TARDIE conspired with others to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine within the Eastern District of Louisiana and elsewhere on or about January 22, 2020 and continuing to on or about July 29, 2020. 

TARDIE is scheduled to be sentenced on June 20, 2023. TARDIE faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years up to life, a fine of up to $10,000,000, at least 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Louisiana State Police, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Gretna Major Crimes Task Force, and the Kenner Police Department. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Lynn E. Schiffman of the Narcotics Unit.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated March 22, 2023

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