Jefferson Parish Man Pleads Guilty to Violations of The Controlled Substances Act

Published 1:54 pm Monday, February 28, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that CHRIS HABISREITINGER, 51, from Jefferson Parish, pled guilty on February 23, 2022 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21 United States Code, Sections 846, 841(a)(1), and 841(b)(1)(C).

HABISREITINGER took part in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine throughout Jefferson Parish and surrounding areas for over a year.

At sentencing, HABISREITINGER faces up to a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty (20) years, a maximum fine of up to $1,000,000.00, at least three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment., and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee per count, pursuant to Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846, 841(a)(1), and 841(b)(1)(C).

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Kenner Police Department, Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, New Orleans Police Department, and St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Nolan Paige, André Jones, and Melissa Bücher.