News Release
Date: May 17, 2010
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

New York Couple Convicted of Conspiracy To Distribute Heroin In Kentucky
- Adam SAEED-WATARA convicted at trial
- Investigation conducted by the U.S. DEA

MAY 17 -- LOUISVILLE, KY - United States Attorney David J. Hale announced today that a federal jury in Louisville, after a two-day trial, convicted Adam Saeed-Watara, age 39, of New York, New York, of conspiracy to distribute approximately 2.5 kilograms of heroin in the Louisville area. Co-defendant Irene Dunuh, age 25, also of New York, New York, entered a guilty plea the day before trial.

The Indictment charged that on July 9, 2009, in Jefferson County, in the Western District of Kentucky, the defendants conspired to knowingly and intentionally distribute and possess with intent to distribute 2.5 kilograms of heroin. The penalty for the offense is a term of imprisonment for ten years to life, a fine of not more than $2,000,000, or both, and a term of supervised release following imprisonment for at least five years.

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

The defendants will be sentenced on August 19, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in Louisville, Kentucky.

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