Prairieville Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Federal Prison for Distribution of Heroin

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C.

United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that U.S. Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick sentenced Robert Brown, age 28, of Prairieville, Louisiana, to 60 months in federal prison following his conviction of distribution of heroin.  The Court further sentenced Brown to three years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment.

According to admissions made as a part of his guilty plea, on December 1, 2017, Brown made arrangements with a confidential informant to sell the informant one-half of an ounce of heroin for $1,200 at a gas station in Livonia, Louisiana.  The informant subsequently met with Brown at the gas station where he sold the heroin to the informant for $1,200 as planned.   

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William K. Morris.