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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty To Heroin Conspiracy

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that GEORGE CARTER, age 63 of New Orleans, pled guilty Thursday, June 27, 2019 to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin.

According to court documents, CARTER and others conspired to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute one hundred grams or more of heroin.

CARTER faces a minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of forty years of imprisonment.  A fine of up to $5,000,000 may also be imposed or the greater of twice the gross gain to the defendant or twice the gross loss to any person.  CARTER will be placed on supervised release after imprisonment for a period of not less than four years.  Additionally, a $100 special assessment fee will be assessed.  U.S. District Court Judge Ashe set sentencing for October 3, 2019.

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys Jonathan L. Shih and Maria M. Carboni are in charge of the prosecution.

Updated July 3, 2019