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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – WAYNE BROWN, age 35, of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty on October 28, 2021 before the Honorable Eldon E. Fallon to charges of violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to the court records, BROWN conspired to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin and more than 40 grams of fentanyl.

Sentencing is scheduled for February 4, 2021. BROWN faces a penalty of at least 5 years up to 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000, at least four years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney David Haller.

Updated November 1, 2021

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