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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Three Sentenced For Heroin Conspiracy

FREDERICK TAYLOR, age 33, of New Orleans, Louisiana; JERMEY WILLIAMS, age 29, of Cleveland, Texas; and THIOUGEST WOOLDRIDGE, age 34, of New Orleans, Louisiana, were sentenced today by the Honorable Nannette Jolivette Brown, announced U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.  TAYLOR was sentenced to 110 months in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons and a term of 5 years supervised release.  WILLIAMS was sentenced to 75 months in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons and a term supervised release of 5 years.  WOOLDRIDGE was sentenced to 70 months in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons and a term of 5 years of supervised release.

On June 8, 2012, TAYLOR, WILLIAMS, and WOOLDRIDGE were charged along with three other defendants in a Superseding Indictment for violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act.  On January 10, 2013, these defendants pleaded guilty to being members of a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

A jury trial for the other defendants in this case, BRANDON CHEATHAM, JOSHUA CLOFER, and JOSH TAPP, is scheduled for July 22, 2013.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Sean Toomey.