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

Monday, April 16, 2018

Two Drug Traffickers Indicted in Drug Conspiracy

Jaime LOZANO-CEJA, 30, and Juan Jose SANCHEZ-RIVERA, 26, residents of O’Fallon, Illinois, were indicted on charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin, distribution of heroin, and possession with intent to distribute heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.  

According to court documents, beginning in June of 2018 and continuing to on or about February 17, 2018, LOZANO-CEJA and  SANCHEZ-RIVERA did knowingly and intentionally combine, conspire, confederate and agree with other persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin.  Additionally, LOZANO-CEJA is charged with distribution of a quantity of heroin.

LOZANO-CEJA and SANCHEZ-RIVERA each face a minimum of ten years’ imprisonment, a maximum term of life imprisonment, and a fine of $10,000,000.00. 

The case was investigated by the Office of Homeland Security Investigations and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney André Jones.

Updated April 16, 2018