New Orleans man sentenced to 15 years for cocaine distribution

Published: Dec. 8, 2016 at 3:37 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that Jeffrey Wilson, age 31, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to two counts of distributing cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base.

U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt sentenced Wilson to 180 months of incarceration to be followed by 5 years of supervised release and a $200 special assessment.

According to court documents, Wilson made a sale of cocaine hydrochloride on May 13, 2014, to two confidential informants working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in the area near the former Melpomene Housing Development near Martin Luther King Boulevard. Prosecutors say Wilson later made a second sale of cocaine base or crack on May 30, 2014, to the same two informants.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the ATF in leading this investigation along with members of the NOPD led Multi-Agency Gang Unit.

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