An ex-Emeril's Delmonico employee/Metairie heroin dealer, who supplied the heroin that killed a co-worker during Mardi Gras 2008, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. The Times-Pic reports that U.S. Attorney Jim Letten approved of the sentence, stating it was "appropriate in light of all the circumstances that the judge had to consider." The case had been delayed 8 times since its original April 2010 hearing date for reasons unknown.
Matthew S. Olvany pleaded guilty to conspiracy and distribution of heroin. He sold heroine regularly, and his stash led to the death of Zac Moser, a Destrehan High graduate, on the night of Bacchus in 2008. Moser had just moved up from waiter to bartender at Delmonico, and only worked one shift before he was found dead in another co-worker's apartment with a syringe, spoon, and lighter. The FBI busted Olvany two-months later.