New Orleans Man Indicted for Violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that RASHAD LEWIS, age 37, a resident of New Orleans, was charged today in a one-count Indictment for violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act.
According to the Indictment, LEWIS possessed with the intent to distribute and distributed a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base.
If convicted, LEWIS faces up to twenty years imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and at least three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
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.