Plaquemines Parish Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

Published 7:00 am Thursday, January 19, 2023

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – LONNIE WILLIAMS, age 39, a resident of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, was sentenced on January 17, 2023 to 30 months imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and a mandatory $200 special assessment fee by U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, DEA agents started investigating WILLIAMS in June 2020 as a narcotics distributor in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. On August 24, 2020, agents observed WILLIAMS engage in a drug deal with a co-conspirator. Following the deal, officers made a traffic stop where they discovered that WILLIAMS was in possession of distributable amounts of crack cocaine.

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