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Slidell 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 – NATHANIEL LOUIS, age 45, of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty May 2, 2019 before the Honorable Carl J. Barbier to an indictment charging him with violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act, announced U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser.

According to the court records, LOUIS conspired to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute a kilogram or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin.  LOUIS admitted to being captured on recorded calls as part of a lengthy Title III wire intercept. 

Sentencing is scheduled for August 22, 2019.  LOUIS faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of at least 10 years up to a maximum of life, a fine of $10,000,000 and at least five years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney David Haller.

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Updated May 7, 2019

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