New Orleans Man Sentenced for His Role in a Federal Drug Conspiracy
Published 7:05 am Wednesday, May 18, 2022
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on May 12, 2022, DEMARCO FORD, age 65, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana was sentenced after pleading guilty to a two-count superseding bill of information. In Count 1, FORD was charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine hydrochloride in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B), and 846. In Count 2, FORD was charged with use of communication facilities to further a drug trafficking crime in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 843(b).
According to court documents, FORD conspired with other members of a drug trafficking organization to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute crack cocaine. Additionally, FORD used a communication facility, the telephone, during the commission of a drug trafficking crime.
For Count 1, FORD received a term of imprisonment of 18 months, a period of supervised release of 3 years, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00. For Count 2, FORD was sentenced to term of imprisonment of 18 months, a period of supervised release of 1 year, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00. All terms of imprisonment and supervised release are to run concurrently.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. This case was prosecuted by Brittany Reed, André Jones, and Melissa Bücher of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.