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NEW ORLEANS MAN, HENRY A. LACOUR, IV, SENTENCED AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO HEROIN CHARGES

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July 18, 2012

HENRY A. LACOUR, IV, 33, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced to forty-one (41) months by U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan after pleading guilty to heroin conspiracy and distribution charges, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Berrigan ordered that LACOUR be placed on four (4) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.

LACOUR pled guilty on August 31, 2011 before U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one hundred grams or more of heroin, one count of distribution of a quantity of heroin and one count of using a communication facility (telephone) in facilitating a drug trafficking crime.

According to court records, beginning at a time unknown and continuing until on or about November 9, 2010, in the Eastern District of Louisiana, LACOUR did knowingly and intentionally conspire and agree with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute one hundred (100) grams or more of heroin.

Also, according to court records, on or about September 8, 2010, in the Eastern District of Louisiana, LACOUR did knowingly and intentionally distribute a quantity of heroin and use a telephone to facilitate the heroin distribution.

LACOUR was charged in an indictment on December 2, 2010.

The investigation was conducted by Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Orleans Police Department’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Section. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Andre’ Jones.


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