News Release
Date: August 4, 2009
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

New York Couple Indicted in Kentucky for Heroin Distribution
DEA investigation led to conspiracy charges

AUG 04 -- LOUISVILLE, KY - A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment against Adam Saeed-Watara, age 37, and Irene Dunuh, age 22, both of New York, New York, on charges of conspiracy to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin, Acting United States Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky announced today.

The Indictment alleges that on March 12, 2009, in Jefferson County, Kentucky, the defendants conspired with each other to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, one kilogram or more of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

In the event of a conviction, the maximum potential penalties are life imprisonment, a $4,000,000 fine, and supervised release for a period of not less than five years. There is a mandatory minimum penalty of not less than ten years imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Larry Fentress, and is being investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The defendants are scheduled to appear for arraignment before the United States Magistrate Judge on August 18, 2009, at 9:30 a.m., in Louisville, Kentucky.

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The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.