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Tangipahoa Parish Man Charged For Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act and the Gun Control Act

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced today that REDIS MCGARY, age 53, a resident of Tangipahoa Parish, was charged in a two-count Bill of Information with possessing with the intent to distribute heroin and with being a convicted felon in possession of firearms.

MCGARY, if convicted, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of (5) five years of imprisonment and a maximum of (40) forty years imprisonment , a fine of not more than $5,000,000, and a (4) four year term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment on the drug count. MCGARY faces a maximum sentence of (10) ten years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to (3) three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment on the firearms charge.

U.S. Attorney Strasser reiterated that the Bill of Information is merely a charging document and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Hammond Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Bayonle Osundare is in charge of the prosecution.


Updated August 7, 2020

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses