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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 26, 2018

Second Superseding Indictment Filed Against New Orleans Resident Charging Drug, Firearm, and Financial Crimes

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that a federal grand jury has returned a six-count Second Superseding Indictment charging DWIGHT ALEXANDER, age 46, of New Orleans, with one count of conspiring to traffic 1 kilogram or more of heroin and 5 kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride; two counts of distributing a quantity of heroin; one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking; one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm; and one count of structuring. 

 

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the Second Superseding Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. 

 

If convicted of the heroin and cocaine conspiracy, ALEXANDER faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison, a maximum life sentence, a fine of not more than $20,000,000, and at least 10 years of supervised release.  If convicted of either count of distributing heroin, ALEXANDER faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of not more than $1,000,000, and at least 3 years of supervised release.  If convicted of possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, ALEXANDER faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in prison, a maximum life sentence, a fine of not more than $250,000, and not more than 5 years of supervised release.  If convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, ALEXANDER faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, and not more than 3 years of supervised release.  And if convicted of structuring, ALEXANDER faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, and not more than 3 years of supervised release. 

 

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Kenner Police Department, and Border Patrol in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorneys Brandon S. Long and Theodore Carter are responsible for the prosecution.

  

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated January 26, 2018