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December 4, 2014

New Orleans Men Sentenced for Heroin Distribution Conspiracy

NEW ORLEANS—U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that TERRIOUES OWNEY, age 27, and DARICK WALLACE, age 25, both of New Orleans, were sentenced today for their roles in a heroin distribution conspiracy.

On February 13, 2014, OWNEY pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, and one count of using a telephone to further the drug conspiracy.

On February 27, 2014, WALLACE pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. Additionally, WALLACE was eligible for a sentencing enhancement for having previously been convicted of a felony drug offense.

U.S. District Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown sentenced OWNEY to 151 months’ incarceration, five years of supervised release, and a $200 special assessment. WALLACE was sentenced to 120 months’ incarceration, eight years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, the New Orleans Police Department, Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sharan Lieberman, Maurice Landrieu, Jr. and Matthew Payne were in charge of the prosecution.

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