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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hammond Man Indicted for Gun and Drug Violations

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that GENORD PERRY, age 36, of Hammond, was charged today in a five-count Indictment for violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act and the Federal Gun Control Act.  Specifically,  PERRY was charged with three counts of distributing a quantity of heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C) (Counts One, Two and Four).  In addition, he was charged with two counts of possessing a semiautomatic handgun in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 924(c)(1)(A) & (C) (Counts Three and Five).

Counts One, Two, and Four each carry a maximum term of imprisonment of  20 years, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and a minimum of 3 years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.  Count Three carries a minimum term of imprisonment of 5 years, a fine of up to $250,000, and a maximum of 5 years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.  Court Five carries an additional minimum term of imprisonment of 25 years, a fine of up to $250,000, and a maximum of 5 years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

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 and the Hammond Police Department in investigating this matter.   Assistant U.S. Attorney James S. C. Baehr is in charge of the prosecution.

 

Updated September 2, 2015