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Texas Woman Indicted on Charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin

MAR 31 (NEW ORLEANS) –Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Stephen G. Azzam and U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that Lori Broadway, age 34, Galveston, Texas, was indicted today on one count of possession with the intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin. 

According to court documents, on January 22, 2016, officers conducting narcotics interdiction at the Amtrak station in New Orleans identified Broadway, a train passenger arriving from Houston, as a possible drug trafficker.  After obtaining consent to search Broadway’s suitcases, officers seized approximately six kilograms of heroin. 

If convicted of the charge, Broadway faces a minimum term of imprisonment of ten years, followed by a minimum of five years supervised release, and a fine of $10,000,000.

This case was worked by the DEA and the Louisiana State Police.

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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