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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 27, 2023
Duane A. Evans
, United States Attorney

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Violating Controlled Substances Act

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – MARVIN SIMS, age 34, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Eldon E. Fallon on one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl, in violation of the Federal Controlled Substances Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

SMIS had previously admitted to being caught dealing drugs during a Title III wire intercept. He admitted that the intercepted calls showed his participation in a conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Judge Fallon sentenced SIMS to serve 110 months in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons, to be followed by four years of supervised release after his release from imprisonment. Judge Fallon also ordered SIMS to pay a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.

This case was investigated by the New Orleans Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney David Haller of the Violent Crime Unit.

New Orleans Field Division