Drug Enforcement Administration

New Orleans

Brad L. Byerley, Special Agent in Charge

November 15, 2012

Contact: SA Debbie Webber

Phone Number: (571) 362-4803

Texas Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Heroin Charges

NEW ORLEANS - Norberto Lazaro Delagarza IV , 24, resident of Laredo, Texas, was sentenced today by U. S. District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle to 84 months imprisonment. In addition to term of imprisonment, Judge Lemelle imposed five years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.

Norberto Lazaro Delagarza, IVpled guilty on August 8, 2012, to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.

The prosecution of Delagarzafollowed an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Louisiana State Police in which Delagarzawasidentified as a distributor of heroin. Delagarza was transporting heroin from Texas to Philadelphia via an Amtrak train.

The investigation was conducted by special agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Louisiana State Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney André Jones.

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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