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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Houma Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Violations

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DWYANE A. TILLMAN, a/k/a "Dwayne A. Tillman", age 47, of New Orleans, pled guilty yesterday to federal drug charges.

TILLMAN pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine hydrochloride.  According to court documents, law enforcement agents encountered TILLMAN at the Amtrak Station in Schriever, Louisiana.   Agents discovered that TILLMAN was carrying a large quantity of cocaine hydrochloride in his duffel bag.

TILLMAN faces a maximum of 40 years’ incarceration, followed by a minimum of 4 years supervised release, and a maximum fine of $5,000,000.  There is also a mandatory $100.00 special assessment associated with this guilty plea. U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance set sentencing for May 13, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Louisiana State Police and the Amtrak Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Rick Veters is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 2, 2015