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Plaquemines Parish Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Federal Drug Trafficking Crimes

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – LESLIE PARKER, age 42, a resident of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, was sentenced on September 12, 2023 to 120 months imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release, and a mandatory $300 special assessment fee by U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

PARKER previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1),  841(b)(1)(C), and 846; use of a communication facility in causing or facilitating the commission of felonies under the Controlled Substances Act, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 843(b) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2; and possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A).

According to court documents, a federal Drug Enforcement Administration investigation revealed that PARKER, along with others, was involved in a narcotics distribution conspiracy.  As part of the conspiracy, PARKER regularly distributed amounts of methamphetamine.  On October 19, 2021, officers conducted surveillance on PARKER, which ultimately led to the seizure of a bag containing 98.7 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney J. Benjamin Myers of the Narcotics Unit.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Atorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated September 14, 2023

Drug Trafficking