Metairie Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs

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NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that EMILE JONES, age 44, of Metairie, Louisiana, was sentenced on February 23, 2022 by the Honorable Jane Triche Milazzo after previously pleading guilty to violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act. 

Specifically, JONES previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine hydrochloride, fentanyl and methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B), 841(b)(1)(C), and 846; one count of possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine hydrochloride, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B) and one count of distribution of heroin, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). 

According to court records, JONES conspired with others to distribute cocaine hydrochloride, heroin and fentanyl, and JONES possessed over 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride on September 23, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. 

Judge Milazzo sentenced JONES to a term of imprisonment of 60 months, 4 years of supervised release, and a $300 special assessment fee. 

This prosecution is part of an extensive investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (“OCDETF”). OCDETF is a joint federal, state and local cooperative approach to combat drug trafficking and is the nation’s primary tool for disrupting and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, targeting national and regional level drug trafficking organizations and coordinating the necessary law enforcement entities and resources to disrupt or dismantle the targeted criminal organization and seize their assets.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan L. Shih is in charge of the prosecution.

 

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