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Houston Man Charged With Possession of Heroin

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

NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that WILSON ROMERO, age 53, of Katy, Texas, was charged today in a one-count indictment with possession with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B).

According to the indictment, on May 6, 2019, ROMERO possessed over 100 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin. 

If convicted, ROMERO faces a sentence of between 5 years and 40 years of imprisonment, a fine of up to $5,000,000, at least 4 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. 

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Louisiana State Police in investigating this case. 

An indictment is merely a charging document and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Assistant United States Attorneys Maria M. Carboni and Jonathan L. Shih are in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated October 18, 2019

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