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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Man Sentenced to Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute Heroin

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that MICHAEL PENN, age 41, of Tickfaw, was sentenced on June 13 by United States District Court Judge Susie Morgan to a term of imprisonment 72 months for violating a federal drug law, conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute heroin. 

According to court documents, PENN was the target of a narcotics investigation that was investigated by members of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hammond Police Department.  On five separate occasions, PENN sold heroin to an undercover officer with the Hammond Police Department at various locations within the Hammond area.  Each transaction was audio and video recorded.

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hammond Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Brittany L. Reed is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 20, 2018