NEW ORLEANS, LA. – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that a Montz, La. man pleaded guilty on June 15, 2021 to conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine in violation of Title 21, USC Section 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A), and 846, distribution of fifty grams of methamphetamine in violation of Title 21, USC 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A), and being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of Title 18, USC Section 922(g).
According to court documents, JABARIOUS EUGENE, 40 years old, pled guilty to all three counts of a federal indictment that was pending against him. In Count 1 EUGENE was charged with conspiring to distribute over five hundred grams or more of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846. In Count 2, EUGENE was charged with distributing fifty grams of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1). In Count 3, EUGENE was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).
EUGENE is scheduled to be sentenced on September 22, 2021. As to both Counts 1 and 2, EUGENE faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and maximum penalty of life in prison, supervised release for a period of not less than 5 years to life, a fine of not more than $10,000,000.00 and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee. As to Count 3, EUGENE faces up to 10 years in prison, a period of supervised release not to exceed 3 years, a fine of not more than $250,000.00 and a mandatory $100 special assessment. Sentencing is set for September 22, 2021 before U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Maurice E. Landrieu, Jr. is prosecuting the case.