Friday, June 22, 2012

New Orleans Man Indicted on Federal Drug Charges

NEW ORLEANS—Devin Morgan, age 19, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged yesterday in a one count indictment by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to distribute heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.

If convicted of the single count indictment, Morgan faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, a maximum fine of $1,000,000, and at least three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the accused must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the New Orleans Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Abe McGull of the Violent Crime Unit is prosecuting the case.

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