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

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Houston Man Sentenced for Heroin Conspiracy

NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on March 18, 2021, HARVEY VICTORIA-CUELLAR, age 41, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced by United States District Judge Barry W. Ashe after previously pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin.

According to court documents, VICTORIA-CUELLAR and others conspired to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin between sometime prior to July 19, 2017 and on or about June 29, 2018.

United States District Court Judge Ashe sentenced VICTORIA-CUELLAR to 78 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.  The Court also imposed a $100 mandatory special assessment. 

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans 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.

Updated March 25, 2021