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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 30, 2015

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.

Updated January 30, 2015