New Orleans Men Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Politc announced that JERRY SPENCER, JR., 29, MITCHELL LEE, 28, and TERRANCE TIMMONS, 33, all residents of New Orleans, were sentenced today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a quantity of heroin and a quantity of cocaine base. U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier sentenced SPENCER, JR., LEE and TIMMONS to a term of imprisonment of 72 months, 78 months, and 60 months, respectively, followed by three years of supervised release for each. Another defendant, TROY ADAM, 50, also a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced to a three-year term of probation for his role in distributing a quantity of heroin. Defendant DEVIN TIMMONS is scheduled to be sentenced on October 2, 2014.
On May 15, 2014, SPENCER, LEE, TIMMONS, and ADAM pled guilty to various counts contained in the indictment which charged them with distribution and possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine base.
According to court documents, after more than a yearlong investigation and numerous controlled purchases of narcotics by various federal and state law enforcement agencies, agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (“FBI”) arrested SPENCER, JR., LEE, DEVIN TIMMONS, TERRANCE TIMMONS, and ADAM on charges of conspiring to violate the Federal Controlled Substances Act. The defendants’ drug trafficking activity occurred in an area of New Orleans referred to as the “horseshoe” or the “shoe” that includes McCoy Street, Across Street, and Darby Street, which are roadways situated in the shape of a horseshoe, off of Old Gentilly Road in eastern New Orleans.
This case was investigated by the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the New Orleans Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Theodore Carter.