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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 29, 2018

Westbank Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TOSH TOUSSAINT, age 27, has pleaded guilty to one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 841(b)(1)(C), and one count of possession and use of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c). 

 

TOUSSAINT faces a sentence of up to 20 years in the Bureau of Prisons, at least three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $1,000,000 as to the drug trafficking crime in Count One, and a sentence of at least five (5) years up to life in the Bureau of Prisons, consecutive to any other sentence, five years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000 for the firearm crime in Count Two.

 

Sentencing for TOUSSAINT has been set for May 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown.

 

On November 13, 2013, members of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and the New Orleans the FBI’s Gang Task Force arrested TOUSSAINT when they found him in possession of approximately 10 grams of cocaine base (crack cocaine) and Taurus 9mm semi-automatic handgun.

 

The U.S. Attorney wishes to thank the hard work of the FBI’s New Orleans Gang Task Force and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Myles Ranier is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 29, 2018