Drug Enforcement Administration

New Orleans

Brad L. Byerley, Special Agent in Charge

May 14, 2013

Contact: SA Debbie Webber

Phone Number: (571) 362-4803

Methamphetamine Dealer Pleads Guilty In Federal Court

(NEW ORLEANS)   -   - Kerry Wayne Walker, age 50, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty in federal court today to conspiracy to trafficking methamphetamine and heroin.
Walkerpleaded guilty before U. S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey to one count of violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act in which he and others conspired to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and 100 grams or more of heroin.  The count carries a minimum of 10 years imprisonment up to a maximum of life imprisonment and a minimum of five years of supervised release.

The Drug Enforcement Administration along with state and local law enforcement agencies began an investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in the touristy French Quarter area after learning that Walker was a distributor at that location.  Ultimately, Walker was arrested in the fall of 2012.  Several other co-conspirators are set for trial on June 24, 2013.  Acting Special Agent in Charge Joseph W. Shepherd reminds the public that in the upcoming trial, the guilt of the defendants must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Orleans Police Department.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin G. Boitmann.

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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