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Slidell Man Sentenced For 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 Slidell, Louisiana, was sentenced on October 17, 2019 before the Honorable Carl J. Barbier for violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act, announced U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser.

According to the court records, LOUIS had previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute and to possession with the intent to distribute heroin.  The case resulted from a lengthy Title III wire intercept investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration in which LOUIS and his co-conspirators were captured discussing heroin sales, making sales, and arranging to pay back heroin sources of supply in Chicago.  A search warrant at LOUIS’s apartment led to the seizure of approximately ¼ kilogram of heroin. 

Judge Barbier sentenced LOUIS to 50 months in federal prison to be followed by five years of supervised release, where federal probation officers will monitor his behavior.

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 October 18, 2019

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