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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 1, 2015

Chalmette Man Indicted for Violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DAMIEN WILSON, age 35, of Chalmette, was charged in a three-count Indictment for violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act, which was recently unsealed.

According to the Indictment, WILSON conspired to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin and distributed heroin on two different occasions.

If convicted, WILSON faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years up to life imprisonment, followed by at least five years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $10,000,000.

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

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

Damien Wilson Indictment

Updated September 2, 2015