Six Men Indicted for Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – ERIC RODRIGUEZ, QUAN LEWIS, CHRIS HABISREITINGER, GREG TRAHAN, TRAVIS GIBSON and RYAN MOREAU were charged on August 13, 2021 in a 7-count superseding indictment by a Federal Grand Jury with narcotics trafficking offenses, including conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

The defendants distributed large amounts of methamphetamine throughout Jefferson Parish and surrounding areas for over a year.

If convicted, RODRIGUEZ and LEWIS face a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years and a maximum of life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000.00, and at least five (5) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. They also face a $100 mandatory special assessment for each count in which they are charged.   

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GIBSON and MOREAU face a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five (5) years and a maximum of life imprisonment, a fine of up to $5,000,000.00, and at least four (4) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.  They also face a $100 mandatory special assessment for each count in which they are charged.  


HABISREITINGER and TRAHAN face up to twenty (20) years imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000.00, and at least  three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.  They also face a $100 mandatory special assessment for each count in which they are charged.  

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the superseding indictment is merely a charging document and that the defendants’ guilt must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

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This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Kenner Police Department, Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff’s Office, New Orleans Police Department, and St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office.  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Nolan Paige, André Jones, and Melissa Bücher.

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