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Texas Woman Indicted on Charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that LORI BROADWAY, age 34, Galveston, Texas, was indicted today on one count of possession with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin. 

According to court documents, on January 22, 2016, officers conducting narcotics interdiction at the AMTRAK station in New Orleans identified BROADWAY, a train passenger arriving from Houston, as a possible drug trafficker.  After obtaining consent to search BROADWAY’s suitcases, officers seized approximately six kilograms of heroin. 

If convicted of the charge, BROADWAY faces a minimum term of imprisonment of ten  years,  followed by a minimum of five years supervised release, and a fine of $10,000,000.

U.S. Attorney Polite reiterated that the Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Louisiana State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Andre’ Jones is in charge of the prosecution.


Updated March 31, 2016

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