Woman pleads guilty to violating federal controlled substances act
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced on Thursday July 1, 2021, that Jill Martin, age 39, a resident of New Orleans, pled guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectible amount of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A).
According to court documents, Martin supplied another New Orleans drug dealer with pounds of methamphetamine which she obtained from a drug dealer in Hammond, Louisiana.
United States District Court Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon will sentence Martin on October 21, 2021. For the drug trafficking violation, Martin faces a term of imprisonment of not less than 10 years and not more than life in prison, a fine of up to $10,000,000.00, a period of supervised release of at least 5 years, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by United States Attorney Maurice Landrieu of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
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