New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – THADDEUS CARTER, age 45, of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty today before the Honorable Carl J. Barbier to violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act, announced U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser.

According to the court records, CARTER conspired to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin.  CARTER admitted to being captured on recorded calls as part of a lengthy Title III wire intercept. 

Sentencing is scheduled for January 9, 2020.  CARTER faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of at least 5 years up to forty years, a fine of $5,000,000 and at least four years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney David Haller.