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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 02, 2012
  • Eastern District of Louisiana (504) 680-3000

NEW ORLEANS—Devin Morgan, a/k/a “D-Black,” age 20, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Jay Zainey to a one-count charge for conspiracy to distribute a quantity of heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to court documents, from April of 2012 through May 14, 2012, Morgan conspired with other individuals to distribute a quantity of heroin. He was arrested by the New Orleans Police Department and questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the 5th District.

Morgan is due to be sentenced by Judge Zainey on January 8, 2013, and faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, a maximum fine of the greater of $1,000,000 or twice the gross loss to any victim or twice the gross gain to the defendant, and not less than three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

The case was investigated by the New Orleans Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward J. Rivera.