New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy to Traffic Heroin Using Megabus
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DONALD EALY, age 37, of New Orleans, pled guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute over one kilogram of heroin.
EALY was one of eight defendants charged in a 21-count superseding Indictment on September 18, 2015. According to court documents, this Indictment resulted from an FBI investigation into a heroin-trafficking organization operating primarily around Loyola Avenue and Harmony Street in Central City, New Orleans. The sources of heroin for this organization traveled via Megabus from Houston to New Orleans, carrying half-kilogram quantities of heroin for distribution in the New Orleans area.
EALY is facing not less than 10 years and a maximum of life imprisonment, as well as a possible fine of up to $10,000,000. U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier will sentence EALY on March 31, 2016
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the FBI in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Long is in charge of the prosecution.