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New Orleans Man Sentenced To 12 Years in Prison for Heroin Distribution

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that COYE DOTEY, age 26, a resident of Amite, was sentenced today after pleading guilty to three counts of distributing heroin.

U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman sentenced DOTEY to a term of imprisonment of 151 months, citing the defendant’s criminal history and prior parole violations.  The sentence also included a term of supervised release of three years following imprisonment and a special assessment of three hundred dollars.

According to court documents, DOTEY sold heroin in Hammond on three occasions during an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) operation in June and July 2014.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Michael B. Redmann was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated October 14, 2015

Drug Trafficking