Federal Grand Jury Indicts Lafourche Parish Man for Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Acts

Published 10:16 am Saturday, September 3, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – On September 1, 2022, a federal grand jury in New Orleans, Louisiana returned a one-count indictment charging a man for violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans

According to court documents, TERRANCE STEWART, age 31, is charged in Count 1 with possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B).

If convicted of Count 1, STEWART faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years, up to a maximum of 40 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $5,000,000, at least 4 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charging document and that the guilt of the defendants must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, New Orleans Division and Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Usher.