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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
Contact: Shane M. Jones, shane.jones@usdoj.gov
www.justice.gov/usao-edla
Wednesday, October 11, 2023

New Orleans Man Indicted for Trafficking Fentanyl and Heroin

NEW ORLEANS – Rodney Offray, 49, of New Orleans, was charged on Sept. 22 in a recently unsealed three-count indictment by a federal grand jury, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

The indictment alleges that Offray distributed fentanyl and heroin on three occasions. Count 1 alleges that Offray distributed quantities of heroin and fentanyl on July 24, 2023, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). For this offense, he faces up to 20 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000, at least 3 years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

Counts 2 and 3 of the indictment allege that Offray distributed 40 grams or more of fentanyl and a quantity of heroin on July 28, 2023, and July 31, 2023, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B), and 841(b)(1)(C). For these offenses, he faces a statutory mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years, up to 40 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $5 million, at least 4 years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

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 was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Benjamin Myers of the Narcotics Unit.

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