Houston Man Sentenced for Distributing Heroin

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA –  U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on April 1, 2021, ALEXANDER MURIEL-DIAZ, age 55, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced by United States District Judge Barry W. Ashe after previously pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin.

According to court documents, MURIEL-DIAZ and others conspired to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin between sometime prior to July 19, 2017 and on or about June 29, 2018.

United States District Court Judge Ashe sentenced MURIEL-DIAZ to 81 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release.  The court also imposed a $100 mandatory special assessment. 

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys Maria Carboni and Jonathan L. Shih were in charge of the prosecution.


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