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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 14, 2014

3 Men Pled Guilty To Operating Heroin Conspiracy In New Orleans East

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that MICHAEL DAVID SORINA, JR., age 35, resident of Slidell, Louisiana, LARRY HARDY, age 48, resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, and TERRELL CARNEY, age 33, resident of New Orleans, pled guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin.

On July 25, 2014, SORINA, HARDY, and CARNEY were three of 12 defendants charged in a 23-count indictment. According to court documents, this investigation targeted a heroin trafficking organization operating in New Orleans East. This organization was responsible for distributing at least 15 kilograms of heroin in New Orleans.  Agents seized approximately $1,200,000 in assets (a combination of vehicles, currency, jewelry and real property) from members of this drug trafficking organization that were acquired with proceeds made from the sale of heroin.

U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier will sentence SORINA, HARDY, and CARNEY on February 19, 2015. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney J. Collin Sims is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 18, 2014