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Terrebonne Parish Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Methamphetamine

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – CHRISTOPHER CARTER, JR., age 30, a resident of Gray, Louisiana, pleaded guilty on February 1, 2024 to two counts of distribution of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B), and 841(b)(1)(A), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, Drug Enforcement Administration agents utilized a confidential source to conduct two audio-video recorded controlled purchases of methamphetamine from CARTER.  The first controlled purchase was for 49 grams of methamphetamine on May 19, 2021. The second controlled purchase was for 126 grams of methamphetamine on June 17, 2021.

For Count 1, CARTER faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five (5) years, up to forty (40) years imprisonment, a fine of up to $5,000,000, and at least four (4) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. For Count 2, CARTER faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten (10) years, up to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000, and at least five (5) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. For both counts, CARTER faces payment of a $100 mandatory special assessment fee. 

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Terrebonne Parish Sherriff’s Office. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney J. Benjamin Myers of the Financial Crimes Unit.

Contact

Shane Jones 

Community Outreach Coordinator 

U.S. Attorney's Office 

Eastern District of Louisiana 

Updated February 2, 2024

Topic
Drug Trafficking