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May 16, 2013

TERRENCE TYLER, age 23, and TARELL STEVENSON, age 36, both of New Orleans, Louisiana, were charged today in an eight-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury with distribution of heroin, conspiracy, and related firearms charges, announced U. S. Attorney Dana Boente.

According to the indictment, TYLER and STEVENSON conspired to distribute one hundred (100) grams or more of heroin, from November 2012 to present.  The indictment also charges TYLER with possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute it, and with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

With respect to the heroin charges, TYLER faces a maximum term of imprisonment of forty (40) years, a fine of $5,000,000, and four (4) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.   If convicted of the firearm charge, TYLER faces an additional term of imprisonment of five (5) years.

STEVENSON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of life, a fine of $8,000,000, and eight (8) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

U. S. Attorney Boente reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Michael B. Redmann.

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