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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 13, 2020

Houston Man Sentenced For Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin

NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that on November 12, 2020, JAVIER CONTRERAS-CASTILLO, age 28, of Houston, was sentenced by United States District Judge Barry W. Ashe after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin. 

According to court records, CONTRERAS-CASTILLO, who was located in Houston, Texas, served as a source of heroin supply for co-defendants located in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

Judge Ashe sentenced CONTRERAS-CASTILLO to 43 months of imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release and a $100 mandatory special assessment. 

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys Maria Carboni and Jonathan L. Shih were in charge of the prosecution.

 

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Updated November 13, 2020