Terrebonne Parish Man Indicted for Violating the Federal Controlled Substances and Gun Control Acts
Published 11:22 am Tuesday, November 23, 2021
NEW ORLEANS, LA – BEAU HEBERT, age 40, of Terrebonne Parish, La., was charged November 19, 2021, in a 4-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury with several narcotics offenses, including distribute and possession with intent to distribute fifty (50) grams or more of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(C), and 841(b)(1)(A). HEBERT was also charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(c)(1)(A)(i), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.
If convicted of the narcotics trafficking charges, HEBERT faces a mandatory minimum term of ten (10) years imprisonment and up to a maximum of life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000.00, and at least five (5) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. HEBERT also faces ten (10) years of imprisonment if convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, in addition to a consecutive sixty (60)-month term of imprisonment if convicted of possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. HEBERT also faces a $100 mandatory special assessment fee per count.
This prosecution is part of an extensive investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). OCDETF is a joint federal, state, and local cooperative approach to combat drug trafficking and is the nation’s primary tool for disrupting and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, targeting national and regional level drug trafficking organizations and coordinating the necessary law enforcement entities and resources to disrupt or dismantle the targeted criminal organization and seize their assets.
U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charging document and that the defendant’s guilt must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, Houma Police Department, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Louisiana State Police. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Melissa Bücher.