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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Port Sulphur Man Pleads Guilty In Cocaine-Trafficking Conspiracy

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that defendant ALBERT VEREEN, JR., age 37, of Port Sulphur, LA, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of conspiring to traffic cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base (“crack”), in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B), and 846.  VEREEN is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in prison, a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, a possible fine up to $5,000,000, and a period of supervised release of at least four years. 

U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman is scheduled to sentence VEREEN on June 12, 2019.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office (PPSO), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), Kenner Police Department (KPD), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Houston Police Department (HPD) in their investigation of this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Long is in charge of the prosecution.

                                                                             

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 21, 2019