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DEFENDANT PLEADS GUILTY IN DRUG CONSPIRACY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2011

THOMAS G. WILLIAMS, age 34, a resident of Houston, Texas, pled guilty today before U. S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan to violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act involving the trafficking of heroin, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

Co-defendants MARLON WILLIAMS, age 34, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana; LATOYA JORDAN, age 29, a resident of Houston, Texas; TREMELL ARMSTEAD, age 32, a resident of New Orleans, Lousiana; COREY TOLIVER, age 30 a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana; JOHN DOMINO, JR, age 47, a resident of Houma, Louisiana, ZERRON NEALY, age 37, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, HERBERT KEYS, III, age 35, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, BRANDON E. TURNER, age 32, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, and JEFFERY G. TERRANCE, age 35, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, have all pled guilty to violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act involving the trafficking of heroin.

On October 12, 2011, JOHN DOMINO, JR and ZERRON NEALY were sentenced by U. S. District Court Judge Helen Berrigan. DOMINO received seventy (70) months imprisonment followed by eight (8) years of supervised release. NEELY received sixty-three (63) months imprisonment followed by four (4) years of supervised release.

The following defendants are schedule to be sentenced in January 2012: THOMAS G. WILLIAMS, MARLON WILLIAMS, LATOYA JORDAN, TREMELL ARMSTEAD and JEFFERY G. TERRANCE. Each defendant faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $10,000,000.00 fine, at least five (5) years of supervised release following any imprisonment, and a $100.00 special assessment.

HERBERT KEYS, III and BRANDON E. TURNER face a maximum sentence of forty (40) years imprisonment, a $5,000,000.00 fine, at least four (4) years of supervised release following any imprisonment, and a $100.00 special assessment.

The case was investigated by Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the St. Tammany Parish Sherriff’s Office and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorneys W. Scott Laragy and Kevin Boitmann.

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