Man Pleads Guilty to Violations of the Controlled Substances Act

Published 6:31 am Tuesday, December 6, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that ERIC RODRIGUEZ, 41, pled guilty on November 30, 2022 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21 United States Code, Sections 846, 841(a)(1), and 841(b)(1)(A).

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

At sentencing, RODRIGUEZ faces up to a minimum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years and a maximum term of imprisonment of life, a maximum fine of up to $10,000,000.00, at least five (5) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment., and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee per count.

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.