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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 25, 2018

New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that CANTRELLE BRUMFIELD, age 46, of New Orleans, pled guilty yesterday to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

According to court documents, in August of 2015, Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) identified BRUMFIELD as a distributor of heroin.  Between August and September of 2015, a DEA Special Agent, working in an undercover capacity, made two controlled purchases of heroin from BRUMFIELD.  To further their investigation, DEA Special Agents obtained a wiretap on BRUMFIELD’S phone in an attempt to identify BRUMFIELD’S drug trafficking associates.  In March of 2016, a DEA Special Agent contacted BRUMFIELD to arrange another controlled purchase of heroin.  Special Agents arrested BRUMFIELD while he was in route to meet the undercover Special Agent.  Inside of BRUMFIELD’S vehicle at the time of his arrest was approximately 28 grams of heroin.  After receiving consent to search BRUMFIELD’S residence, Special Agents found and seized 24 grams of heroin from BRUMFIELD’S residence.

BRUMFIELD faces a minimum term of five years’ imprisonment and a maximum of 40 years’ imprisonment.  U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon set sentencing for Thursday, August 30, 2018.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney André Jones is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated May 25, 2018