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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 11, 2013

Michael Page Charged With Federal Drug Violation

MICHAEL PAGE, age 36, a resident of Slidell, Louisiana, was charged today in a one-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”), announced United States Attorney Dana J. Boente.

According to court documents, PAGE conspired with others, known and unknown from February of 2010 until September of 2010 to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 28 grams of crack cocaine.

If convicted of this offense, PAGE faces a maximum of 40 years of incarceration, a maximum fine of $5,000,000, and four years of supervised release.

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

This case was initiated by the Narcotics Unit of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and investigated with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward J. Rivera.

(Download Indictment )