For Immediate Release
Washington Parish Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty Federal Drug Trafficking Charges
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JONZARRION HARRIS, a/k/a “GEE,” age 21, a resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana, was sentenced by United States District Judge Wendy B. Vitter to 120 months’ imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release and a mandatory $500 special assessment fee after pleading guilty to five counts of an twelve-count indictment charging him and two of his brothers with several narcotics offenses, including conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five hundred (500) grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.
According to court documents, Special Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives identified Trevion HARRIS as a methamphetamine trafficker in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Using a confidential source, beginning in November of 2018 and continuing through May 1, 2019, agents made controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Trevion, JONZARRION and Demarquiez HARRIS in amounts ranging from two (2) grams to as many as eight (8) ounces.
JONZARRION HARRIS faced a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years up to a maximum term of life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000.00, at least five (5) years of supervised release and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee per count following any term of imprisonment.
This prosecution was part of an extensive investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Bogalusa Police Department of individuals suspected of trafficking large quantities of methamphetamine and/or firearms in the Bogalusa area. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney André Jones.