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New Orleans man pleads guilty to violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

NEW ORLEANS– Jeffery Holmes, age 45, of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty on June 16, 2021 before the Honorable Sarah S. Vance to charges of violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to the court records, Holmes conspired to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute a quantity of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin.  Holmes admitted to being captured on recorded calls as part of a lengthy Title III wire intercept.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 27, 2021.  Holmes faces a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000, at least three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.

This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney David Haller.