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New Orleans Man Indicted for Narcotics and Firearms Violations

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DARION TINSON, age 33, of New Orleans, was charged today in a four count Indictment for violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act and the Federal Gun Control Act.

According to the Indictment, TINSON conspired to possess and possessed with the intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.  In addition, TINSON faces charges of possessing a firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking trade and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm in violation of the Federal Gun Control Act.

If convicted on the drug charges, TINSON faces up to 20 years in prison on each charge, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and at least three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.  If convicted of the gun charges, TINSON would face an additional five years in prison that must run consecutive to any other sentence.

U.S. Attorney Polite reiterated that the Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney David Haller is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 4, 2015

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