News Release
Date: April 13, 2012
Contact: Terry E. Davis
Number: 504-840-1360

Houston Man Gets 20 Year Sentence for Participation in Heroin Conspiracy in New Orleans Area

April 12 (New Orleans, LA) - Thomas G. Williams ,age 34, a resident of Houston, Texas,was sentenced today after having pled guilty to violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act involving heroin trafficking in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

U. S. District Court Judge Ginger Berrigan sentenced Williams, the leader of a heroin drug trafficking organization, to 20 years imprisonment. In addition, to the term of imprisonment, Judge Berrigan imposed five years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment.

During the investigation, conducted by the DEA New Orleans Field Division, Williamsand his organization were responsible for the delivery of 10 kilograms of heroin to the New Orleans area from March 2008 to July 2010.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Theodore Carter, Kevin Boitmann, and Sean Toomey.

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