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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Texas Woman Sentenced to 10 Years for Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin

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

U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk sentenced BROADWAY to 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release.

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, Texas, as a possible drug trafficker.  After officers obtained consent to search BROADWAY’s suitcases, they located and seized approximately six kilograms of heroin. 

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 8, 2016