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

Thursday, September 30, 2021

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

NEW ORLEANS, LA – United States District Judge Sarah S. Vance sentenced NICK HELMSTETTER, age 29, of New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 29, 2021 to 46 months in the Bureau of Prisons for violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act, Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B), and 846, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.   

According to the court records, HELMSTETTER conspired to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin.  HELMSTETTER admitted to being captured on a Title III wire intercept. 

District Judge Vance sentenced HELMSTETTER to the 46 months imprisonment to be followed by four years of supervised release.  Judge Vance also ordered that HELMSTETTER pay 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.

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Updated September 30, 2021