U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana
(504) 680-3000
November 19, 2015

Two Plead Guilty to Robbing Metro Drug Dealers, Murder, and Weapons Offenses

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOE LEE MILLER, age 30, and QUINCY LEE JYNES, age 28, both of New Orleans, pled guilty yesterday in separate Bills of Information before U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier. MILLER pled guilty to a seven-count Second Superseding Bill of Information. JYNES pled guilty to a seven-count Fourth Superseding Bill of Information to various robberies, weapons offenses, obstruction of justice, as well as murder. Both face potential life sentences.

According to court documents, MILLER and JYNES participated in home invasion robberies of drug dealers, murder and attempted murder in an effort to make money and/or obtain illegal drugs for later retail sale. They also conspired to use, possess and discharge firearms to further their drug trafficking activity, retaliate against rival gang members, and rob and kill other drug dealers for drugs and drug proceeds.

COUNT

CHARGE

MAXIMUM PENALTIES

1

18 U.S.C. 924(o); Conspiracy to Use Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crimes and Crimes of Violence

20 Years, $250,000 Fine, 3 Years Supervised Release.

2

18 U.S.C. 1951(b)(3); Conspiracy to Commit Hobbs Act Robbery

20 Years, $250,000 Fine, 3 Years Supervised Release.

3

18 U.S.C. 924(j)(1) and 2; Murder of Oscar Johnson Through Use of a Firearm

Life Imprisonment, $250,000 Fine, 5 Years Supervised Release.

4

18 U.S.C. 924(c)(1)(A)(iii) and 2; Discharge of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

10 Years to Life, $250,000 Fine, 5 Years Supervised Release. (Sentence must run consecutive to any other sentence imposed.)

5

18 U.S.C. 1951 and 2; Hobbs Act Robbery

20 Years, $250,000 Fine, 3 Years Supervised Release.

6

18 U.S.C. 1512(c)(2); Obstruction of Justice

20 Years, $250,000 Fine, 3 Years Supervised Release.

7

18 U.S.C. 1951 and 2; Hobbs Act Robbery

20 Years, $250,000 Fine, 3 Years Supervised Release.

NOTE—Sentences for Counts 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 could run consecutive to each other and any other sentence he may be serving.

FOURTH SUPERSEDING BILL OF INFORMATION AGAINST QUINCY LEE JYNES

COUNT

CHARGE

MAXIMUM PENALTIES

1

18 U.S.C. 924(o); Conspiracy to Use Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crimes and Crimes of Violence

20 Years, $250,000 Fine, 3 Years Supervised Release.

2

18 U.S.C. 1951(b)(3); Conspiracy to Commit Hobbs Act Robbery

20 Years, $250,000 Fine, 3 Years Supervised Release.

3

18 U.S.C. 924(j)(1) and 2; Murder of Oscar Johnson Through Use of a Firearm

Life Imprisonment, $250,000 Fine, 5 Years Supervised Release.

4

18 U.S.C. 1951 and 2; Hobbs Act Robbery

20 Years, $250,000 Fine, 3 Years Supervised Release.

5

18 U.S.C. 1512(c)(2); Obstruction of Justice

20 Years, $250,000 Fine, 3 Years Supervised Release.

6

18 U.S.C. 1951 and 2; Hobbs Act Robbery

20 Years, $250,000 Fine, 3 Years Supervised Release.

7

18 U.S.C. 924(c)(1)(A)(iii) and 2; Discharge of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

10 Years to Life, $250,000 Fine, 5 Years Supervised Release. (Sentence must run consecutive to any other sentence imposed.)

NOTE—Sentences for Counts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 could run consecutive to each other and any other sentence he may be serving. Sentencing is scheduled for February 18, 2016.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Orleans Police Department led Multi-Agency Gang Unit in investigating this matter.

Assistant United States Attorneys Michael M. Simpson and Michael E. McMahon are in charge of the prosecution.

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