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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Chalmette Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Heroin Distribution

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DAMIEN WILSON, age 35, of Chalmette, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act.

U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier sentenced WILSON to serve 168 months incarceration, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, and a $ 100 special assessment.

According to court records, WILSON conspired with others known and unknown to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute one kilogram or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, a Schedule I drug controlled substance.  WILSON was caught on video during two heroin transactions with a confidential source.  The government also developed evidence that WILSON was laundering his drug proceeds by purchasing dilapidated houses, renovating them, and selling them for a profit.  The government is seizing the houses and/or proceeds from their sale, as well as two vehicles that contained secret compartments used to transport narcotics. 

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 13, 2016