For Immediate Release
New Orleans Felon Indicted on Numerous Gun and Drug Distribution Charges
NEW ORLEANS – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that CHRISTOPHER MAY, age 28 of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged in a six count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for violating the Federal Gun Control Act, Title 18 United States Code, Sections 922 and 924 and the Federal Drug Control Act, Title 21 United States Code, Section 841.
According to court documents, MAY was previously convicted of a drug offense in Orleans Parish. This present charge alleges he was in possession of a DRACO AK-47 pistol in December of 2020. Later, he is accused of possessing with the intent to distribute cocaine and a heroin mixture containing fentanyl. During the drug trafficking crime, he is charged with possessing a Glock 23 handgun. In addition to the Glock 23, he is accused of having a stockpile of ammunition. MAY is prohibited from possessing firearms due to his criminal history. If convicted on all counts, MAY faces a maximum term of life imprisonment, a fine of $1,000,000.00, five (5) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee for each count.
U.S. Attorney Strasser reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles D. Strauss.