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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy to Traffick Heroin

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that WILBERT CLARK, age 30, of New Orleans, pled guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute heroin.  

According to court records, CLARK was one of eight defendants charged in a 21-count Superseding Indictment on September 18, 2015.  This Superseding Indictment resulted from an FBI investigation into a heroin-trafficking organization operating primarily around Loyola Avenue and Harmony Street in Central City.  The sources of heroin for this organization traveled via Megabus from Houston to New Orleans, carrying half-kilogram quantities of heroin for distribution in the New Orleans area. 

CLARK, who has a prior felony drug offense, is facing a maximum sentence of 30 years’ imprisonment, as well as a possible fine of up to $2,000,000.  U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier will sentence CLARK on December 15, 2016.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the FBI New Orleans Gang Task Force (NOGTF), Saint Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Long is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 7, 2016