Federal Grand Jury Indicts Man For Gun and Drug Offenses

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A syringe with ampoules, white powder, a five-dollar bill with bullets and a gun lying on a black glass background. Dangerous bad habits, addiction to drugs and gambling. Crime because of drugs.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – On July 1, 2021, a federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging a New Orleans man for violations of the Federal Gun Control and Federal Controlled Substances Acts, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, CHARLES ROY, age 32, is charged in Count 1 with possession with intent to distribute a quantity of a mixture of fentanyl and heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B), and (b)(1)(C).  In Count 2, ROY is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).  In Count 3, ROY is charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A). 

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If convicted of Count 1, ROY faces a maximum sentence of 40 years imprisonment, up to a $5,000,000 fine, at least 4 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.  If convicted of Count 2, ROY faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, up to 3 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.  If convicted of Count 3, ROY faces a mandatory consecutive 5 years imprisonment, up to life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, up to 5 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.   

U.S. Attorney Evans stated that an indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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This case was investigated by the Louisiana State Police and the Office of Homeland Security Investigations.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Usher.

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