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METHAMPHETAMINE DEALER, KERRY WAYNE WALKER, PLEADS GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT

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May 14, 2013

KERRY WAYNE WALKER, age 50, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty in federal court today to being part of a conspiracy to traffic in methamphetamine and heroin, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.

WALKER pleaded guilty before U. S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey to one count of violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act in which he and others conspired to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and 100 grams or more of heroin.  The count carries a minimum of 10 years imprisonment up to a maximum of life imprisonment and a minimum of five years of supervised release.

According to court documents, the Drug Enforcement Administration along with state and local law enforcement had investigated the trafficking of methamphetamine in and around the French Quarter area.  Agents learned that WALKER was a distributor in the area.  Ultimately, agents arrested WALKER in the fall of 2013.  WALKER’s co-defendants are currently set for jury trial on June 24, 2013. 

This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Orleans Police Department.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin G. Boitmann.

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