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

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Wakefield Woman Pleads Guilty to Misprision of a Felony

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that LINDSEY DOOLEY, age 24, of Wakefield, pleaded guilty today to a one-count superseding Bill of  Information which charged her with misprision of a felony.  DOOLEY and STEPHEN FARRELL were previously charged with conspiracy, making false statements in connection with a firearm purchase, transfer of a firearm to a prohibited person, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

According to court documents, on May 8, 2013, while conducting a related heroin investigation, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives searched FARRELL and DOOLEY’s residence located at in Metairie.  During the search, detectives found a loaded Taurus International .380 caliber firearm and drug paraphernalia.  FARRELL previously pled guilty in this case to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.   Court records reveal that DOOLEY concealed FARRELL’s heroin distribution activities by providing a place for FARRELL to store and package the heroin.

DOOLEY faces a maximum term of imprisonment of three years, a maximum fine of $250,000 and up to one year of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo scheduled sentencing for May 7, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the ATF New Orleans Division Office and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Nolan D. Paige is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 2, 2015