NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that WILSON ROMERO, age 55, of Katy, Texas, was sentenced on March 17, 2022 by United States District Judge Barry W. Ashe after previously pleading guilty to violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act.
Specifically, WILSON ROMERO previously pled guilty to one count of 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 court documents, during a traffic stop on May 6, 2019, ROMERO was found with 994 grams of heroin hidden in a vacuum cleaner in the trunk of his vehicle. ROMERO subsequently admitted that he had paid $32,000 for the heroin and was trafficking it from Houston to New Orleans.
Judge Ashe sentenced ROMERO to a term of imprisonment of 46 months, followed by 2 years of supervised release and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Louisiana State Police in investigating this case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Maria M. Carboni and Jonathan L. Shih.