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

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Houma Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Charges

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that MICHAEL C. CRAWFORD, JR., age 42, of Houma, pled guilty today to three counts of distribution of heroin. 

According to court documents, on January 20, 24, and 30, 2018, CRAWFORD distributed a quantity of a mixture containing a detectible amount of heroin. For each charge, CRAWFORD faces a term of imprisonment of up to twenty years, at least three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a fine of up to $1,000,000.

Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle set sentencing for August 20, 2018.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the  Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nicholas D. Moses, André Jones, and James Baehr are in charge of the prosecution.

Updated May 17, 2018