Former New Orleans Police Department Officer Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Drug Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 10, 2013|
Jason Cross, 35, a former New Orleans Police officer, pled guilty this morning before U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo to a felony drug violation, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. Cross was charged by a bill of information with attempting to possess with the intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine hydrochloride. Cross pled guilty pursuant to a written plea agreement and signed a factual basis which was placed in the court record.
Cross faces a sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine of not more than $1,000,000, and a three-year term of supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled on March 27, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by AUSA Jay Quinlan.