Laplace Man Pleads Guilty to Violations of The Federal Controlled Substances Act

Published 3:47 pm Friday, December 17, 2021

NEW ORLEANS, LA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that OCTAVIUS NARCISSE, age 54, a resident of LaPlace, Louisiana, pleaded guilty on December 16, 2021 to a Superseding Bill of Information. In Count One, NARCISSE pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute a quantity of a mixture and substance containing a quantity of N-phenyl-N-[1-(2-phenylethyl)-4-piperidinyl] (fentanyl) and cocaine hydrochloride. In Count Two, NARCISSE pled guilty to knowingly and intentionally using a telephone in committing, causing, and facilitating the commission of the violation in Count One.

According to court documents, in April 2019, NARCISSE was stopped and arrested by law enforcement shortly after picking up 1.015 kilograms of N-phenyl-N-[1-(2-phenylethyl)-4-piperidinyl] propenamide (fentanyl) and 4.995 kilograms of cocaine hydrocholoride on behalf of co-conspirator, Ellis Batiste, Sr.

The Honorable District Court Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon will sentence NARCISSE on March 17, 2022. In Count One, NARCISSE faces a maximum sentence of up to twenty (20) years of imprisonment, a fine up to $1,000,000.00, a period of supervised release not less than three years, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00. In Count Two, NARCISSE faces a maximum sentence of up to four (4) years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, a period of supervised release up to one year, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Bayonle Osundare is prosecuting the matter.