News Release
June 17, 2010
Contact: Special Agent Roberto Bryan
Number: (504) 840-1360

Federal Grand Jury Indictment for Violation of the Federal Controlled Substances Act

JUN 17 -- (New Orleans, Louisiana) - George Reed, Jr., age 44, a resident of Jefferson, Louisiana, was charged today in a three count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for possession with the intent to distribute five (5) grams or more of cocaine base (crack), announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to the indictment, REED distributed crack cocaine on March 5, March 10 and March 30, 2010.  If convicted, REED faces a possible maximum sentence of forty (40) years imprisonment, a $2 million fine, and four (4) years of supervised release as to each count.

U. S. Attorney Jim Letten reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  

The case was investigated by Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney W. Scott Laragy.