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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 5, 2018

Houma Man Pleds Guilty to Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

ELBERT MOORE, age 36, of Houma, Louisiana, pleaded guilty today before the Honorable Susie Morgan to a bill of information charging him with violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane Evans.

According to the court records, MOORE conspired to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, a quantity of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, and a quantity of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.  MOORE admitted to being captured on a Title III wire intercept. 

Sentencing is scheduled for June 8, 2018.  MOORE faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of at least 10 years because of a prior drug offense, up to a maximum of life, a fine of $8,000,000 and eight years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney David Haller.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 5, 2018