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.