Louisiana Man Sentenced to More Than 7 Years for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Firearms Charges
New Orleans, Louisiana – A Louisiana man has been sentenced to more than seven years for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and firearms charges.
On April 21, 2023, U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Kendall Gilmer, Jr., age 42, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced on April 19, 2023, to 94 months (7 years, 10 months) imprisonment, 4 years of supervised release, and a $200 mandatory special assessment fee by U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk. Gilmer previously pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B), and being a felon in possession of firearms, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).
According to court records, after performing surveillance on Gilmer, Drug Enforcement Administration agents and New Orleans Police Department officers conducted a traffic stop on North Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 18, 2021. A search of Gilmer’s vehicle revealed 80.3 grams of methamphetamine, 10.69 grams of a mixture and substance containing heroin and fentanyl, and two semi-automatic handguns.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that brings all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve together to minimize violent crime and gun violence and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy to strengthen PSN on May 26, 2021, based on the following core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Orleans Police Department investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney J. Benjamin Myers of the Narcotics Unit handled the prosecution.