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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 19, 2018

Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge, Drug Conspiracy, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that KEVIN SAM, age 43, of New Orleans, pled guilty today to a Superseding Bill of Information charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession with the intent to distribute heroin, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

According to court documents, SAM was the target of a narcotics investigation that was investigated by members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Members of the FBI received information that SAM was selling heroin from his residence, located in the 1300 block of Reyes Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Agents obtained a search warrant of SAM’s residence and located multiple bags of heroin that were packaged for sale.  A pistol was also located inside of the residence.  SAM, a convicted felon, is prohibited by law from possessing a firearm.  At the time of his arrest, agents, while conducting a pat down of SAM, located additional individually wrapped bags of heroin inside of SAM’s clothing.

Judge Susie Morgan will sentence SAM on June 27, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.  SAM faces a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment for his participation in the drug conspiracy and for possessing heroin with the intent to distribute.  For the firearms violation, SAM faces a maximum sentence of 10 years.

In August 2017, SAM was sentenced to serve 10 years for his role in a drug conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas (Beaumont Division).

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Brittany L. Reed is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated March 19, 2018