Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana
For Immediate Release
Thursday, November 10, 2016
, United States Attorney
Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr.
Contact: Anna Christman
New Orleans Heroin Dealer Sentenced
New Orleans Field Division
NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that HOMER GROSS, age 32, of New Orleans, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 924, respectively.
U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced GROSS to 180 months in prison to be followed by eight years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $200.
According to court documents, GROSS pled guilty to distributing heroin to confidential informants working with ATF from 2011 to 2013. The court documents also indicated that GROSS admitted to using a .40 caliber Glock in furtherance of his heroin distribution business.
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis was in charge of the prosecution.