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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 25, 2018

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Operating Heroin Conspiracy in New Orleans East

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TERRELL CARNEY, age 36, of New Orleans, was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin.

 

U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier sentenced CARNEY to 180 months imprisonment.

 

On July 25, 2014, CARNEY was one of 12 defendants charged in a 23-count indictment. According to court documents, this investigation targeted a heroin trafficking organization operating in New Orleans East. This organization was responsible for distributing at least 15 kilograms of heroin in New Orleans.  Agents seized approximately $1,200,000 in assets (a combination of vehicles, currency, jewelry and real property) from members of this drug trafficking organization that were acquired with proceeds made from the sale of heroin.

 

Co-defendants include:

 

LARRY HARDY pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and was sentenced to 90 months incarceration.

 

AMBROSE WILLIAMS pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and was sentenced to 120 months incarceration.

 

ANTOINETTE KELLY pled guilty to distribution of heroin and was sentenced to 15 months incarceration.

 

CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and was sentenced to 240 months incarceration.

 

RODNEY MACK pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and was sentenced to 120 months incarceration.

 

THOMAS HARRISON pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and was sentenced to 144 months incarceration.

 

VINCENT P. JONES pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and was sentenced to 180 months incarceration.

 

BETH MARIE NGUYEN pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and was sentenced to 36 months incarceration.

 

RICKY MARQUETTE BOZEMAN pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and was sentenced to 144 months incarceration.

 

MICHAEL SORINA pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and was sentenced to 120 months incarceration.

 

ANTWINE SMITH pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and is scheduled to be sentenced on 5/31/2018.

 

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Kenner Police Department, and Border Patrol in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Brandon Long is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 25, 2018