Laplace Man Sentenced for Violating the Federal Controlled Substances and Gun Control Acts

Published 2:36 pm Friday, November 19, 2021

NEW ORLEANS, LA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that ELI JUAN MOORE, age 26, a resident of LaPlace, Louisiana, was sentenced on November 18, 2021 to 46 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a quantity of a mixture or substance containing heroin (Count One), distributing a quantity of a mixture or substance containing heroin (Count Five), and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm (Count Seven). Additionally, MOORE was ordered to serve three (3) years of supervised release and pay $300 in mandatory special assessment fees. The sentences in each count are to run concurrently. No fines were imposed in this case.

According to court documents, in January 2019, MOORE sold heroin to a confidential informant. In May 2019, MOORE, who had previously been convicted of a felony, possessed an FM Hi-Power Model Detective, nine-millimeter caliber semi-automatic pistol during a search of his residence.

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Saint John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Bayonle Osundare prosecuted the matter.