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Metairie man pleads guilty to a federal drug trafficking conspiracy

NEW ORLEANS– U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced on June 15, 2021, that Corey Dunn, age 48, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty to a one count Superseding Bill of Information.  In Count 1, Dunn is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine hydrochloride, and 28 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B), and 846.

According to court documents, Dunn conspired with other members of a drug trafficking organization to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base beginning in October 2018 until August 2019.

United States District Court Judge Susie Morgan will sentence Dunn on September 30, 2021. Dunn faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 5 years.  The maximum sentence the Court may impose is a term of imprisonment of 40 years.  Dunn also faces the imposition of a fine up to $5,000,000, a period of supervised release of at least 4 years, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.  This case is being prosecuted by Brittany Reed of the Violent Crime/Strike Force Unit.