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Houma Man Indicted for Trafficking Fentanyl and Heroin

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – ROBERT LEE ALLEN, age 35, a resident of Houma Louisiana, was charged today in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

Count 1 of the indictment alleges that ALLEN possessed with the intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and 100 grams or more of heroin on March 20, 2023, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B). For this offense, he faces a statutory mandatory minimum sentence of five years, up to forty years imprisonment, a fine of up to $5,000,000, at least four years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charging document and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Houma Police Department, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Louisiana State Police. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney J. Benjamin Myers of the Narcotics Unit.


Shane Jones

Community Outreach Coordinator

U.S. Attorney's Office 

Eastern District of Louisiana

Updated September 11, 2023

Drug Trafficking