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New Orleans Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Heroin Distribution

OCT 14 (NEW ORLEANS) –Special Agent in Charge Keith Brown and U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that Coye Dotey, age 26, a resident of Amite, was sentenced today after pleading guilty to three counts of distributing heroin.

A United States District sentenced Dotey to a term of imprisonment of 151 months, citing the defendant’s criminal history and prior parole violations.  The sentence also included a term of supervised release of three years following imprisonment and a special assessment of  $300.

According to court documents, Dotey sold heroin in Hammond on three occasions during an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) operation in June and July 2014.

Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.JustThinkTwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.

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