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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 9, 2018

Houma Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Distribution of Heroin

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announces the guilty plea by ROLAND CHAMBERS, age 49, of Houma, before U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk.

CHAMBERS pleaded guilty to a bill of information charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B), and 846.  He faces a mandatory minimum of five and a maximum of 40 years in prison, a maximum $5,000,000.00 fine, at least four years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment.  Sentencing is scheduled for June 28, 2018, before U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the investigative efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office.  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Shirin Hakimzadeh and Matthew Payne.

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Updated April 9, 2018