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Orleans Parish Woman Sentenced for Federal Drug and Gun Offenses

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DANIELLE REED, age 43, a resident of New Orleans,  was sentenced on January 17, 2024 to 130 months imprisonment, three (3) years supervised release, and a $200 mandatory special assessment fee, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. REED previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C) and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A).

According to court documents, a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) investigation revealed that REED was a drug dealer who primarily sold crystal methamphetamine. DEA agents utilized a confidential source to conduct two controlled purchases of methamphetamine from REED. On April 19, 2022, DEA agents seized a quantity of methamphetamine and two firearms from REED.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney J. Benjamin Myers of the Financial Crimes Unit.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

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Updated January 23, 2024

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