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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Michael Page Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Violation

MICHAEL PAGE, 36, a resident of Slidell, Louisiana, pleaded guilty today in federal court before U.S. District Court Judge Lance M. Africk to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”),  announced U.S. 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 twenty-eight (28) grams of crack cocaine.  The statutory penalties provided for the violation calls for not less than five (5) years and not more than forty (40) years of incarceration,  a maximum fine of $5,000,000, and not less than four (4) years of supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for June 20, 2013.

This investigation was initiated based upon a request for assistance by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain.  Deputies with the Narcotics Unit of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office have assisted Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with this matter over the course of several months. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward J. Rivera.

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