New Orleans Felon Sentenced for Fentanyl Distribution and Firearms Charges

Published 6:57 am Friday, June 10, 2022

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NEW ORLEANS – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that CHRISTOPHER MAY, age 30, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced on June 8, 2022 to a total of 106 months imprisonment in the custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to be followed by a five-year term of supervised release.

Specifically, the Court sentenced MAY to forty-six (46) months for possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C); and three counts of possessing a firearm and/or ammunition as a convicted felon in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2).  Each count is to be served concurrently with one another.  The Court also sentenced MAY to sixty (60) months imprisonment for one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(i) to be served consecutively  to  all other counts.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders works together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating the matter. Assistant United States Attorney Charles D. Strauss was in charge of the prosecution.