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TOKUMBA MILLER SENTENCED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2013

TOKUMBA MILLER, age 35, a resident of Metairie, Louisiana, was sentenced by U. S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan today to 120 months imprisonment for being part of a conspiracy to traffic in heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin, and of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, announced U. S Attorney Dana J. Boente. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Berrigan imposed eight years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment.  During the eight-year term the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.

On January 30, 2013, MILLER previously entered a guilty plea before Judge Berrigan admitting to making several sales of heroin to confidential sources assisting law enforcement, as well as making several deliveries of heroin to various individuals.  Law enforcement later arrested MILLER in New Orleans after he appeared to conduct another heroin sale.  They then searched his apartment in Metairie and found a small amount of heroin, cutting agents, drug paraphernalia, a machine press, ammunition, and a loaded .32 caliber handgun.  Based on MILLER’s multiple prior felony convictions, which included convictions for drug offenses in state court, he was prohibited by Federal Law from possessing a firearm.

This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Orleans Police Department, and Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.   The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin G. Boitmann.

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