Georgia man and one other sentenced on drug charges

Published 6:59 am Thursday, April 21, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – LEON HENRY, age 39, of Atlanta, Georgia, and JABAR GIBSON, age 36, of New Orleans, Louisiana, were sentenced on April 19, 2022 before the Honorable Jay C. Zainey on charges of violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. According to the court records, HENRY and GIBSON conspired to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute a quantity of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin and a quantity of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine.

HENRY admitted to dispatching two couriers on trips between Baton Rouge and Houston with kilograms of heroin and cocaine. Judge Zainey sentenced HENRY to 225 months and GIBSON to 188 months, respectively, in the federal Bureau of Prisons. Each also received three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100 mandatory special assessment fee. This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney David Haller.