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New Orleans men sentenced for conspiring to distribute heroin

NEW ORLEANS – The Honorable Sarah S. Vance sentenced Allen Robertson, age 32, and Taron Brown, age 24, both of New Orleans, Louisiana, for violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. Robertson was sentenced for the violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B), 846 and Brown was sentenced for the violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(C).

According to court records, Robertson and Taron Brown both admitted being caught on federally authorized wire taps targeting a heroin distribution organization operating in New Orleans.  They admitted to conspiring to distribute heroin.

District Judge Vance sentenced Brown to 37 months in the Bureau of Prison to be followed by three years of supervised release and sentenced Robertson to 27 months in the Bureau of Prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Both were ordered to pay a $100 mandatory special assessment cost.

This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney David Haller.