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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana
For Immediate Release
Duane A. Evans, United States Attorney
www.justice.gov/usao-edla
Friday, February 3, 2023

Bogalusa Man Indicted for Violation of the Federal Controlled Substances Act and Federal Gun Control Act

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA –TYLAR REDDITT, age 21, a resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana, was charged February 2, 2023, in a two-count indictment by a federal grand jury with violations of the Federal Gun Control and Federal Controlled Substances Acts, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to the indictment, REDDITT participated in a conspiracy to distribute a quantity of heroin in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C), and 846. REDDITT is also charged with conspiracy to use and possess firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking activities in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(o). On the drug count, REDDITT faces a maximum term of twenty (20) years imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000.00, and at least three (3) years supervised release. For the firearms charge, REDDITT faces a maximum term of twenty (20) years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00, and up to three (3) years supervised release. Each count also requires that REDDITT pays a $100 mandatory special assessment fee at sentencing.

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charging document and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

This case was investigated by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Bogalusa Police Department. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Maurice E. Landrieu, Jr. of the Narcotics Unit for the United States Attorney’s Office.

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