Plaquemines Parish Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Offenses

Published 12:25 pm Friday, December 16, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – THEODORE HOLMES, age 34, a resident of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, pled guilty on December 13, 2022, before U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1),  841(b)(1)(C), and 846, and use of a communication facility in causing or facilitating the commission of felonies under the Controlled Substances Act in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 843(b) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, an investigation revealed that HOLMES was involved in a narcotics distribution conspiracy with several other co-conspirators between June 8, 2020, and June 5, 2021. As part of the conspiracy, HOLMES regularly distributed amounts of methamphetamine.

For the drug conspiracy charge, HOLMES faces up to twenty years imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000.00, at least three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.  For use of a communication facility in causing or facilitating the commission of felonies under the Controlled Substances Act, HOLMES faces up to 4 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, up to 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney J. Benjamin Myers.