Laplace Man Pleads Guilty to Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

Published 6:19 am Friday, October 28, 2022

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – LENDELL WALLACE, age 38, a resident of LaPlace, Louisiana, pled guilty on October 13, 2022, before U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier to a two-count indictment which charged him with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute tramadol and possession with intent to distribute tramadol in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846, 841(a)(1), and 841(b)(1)(E), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, 800 dosage units of tramadol were seized from WALLACE’s residence pursuant to a search warrant. The investigation revealed that on multiple occasions WALLACE had tramadol mailed to his home from Singapore. He then distributed and conspired with others to distribute the tramadol.

WALLACE is scheduled to be sentenced on January 19, 2023. The maximum punishment WALLACE faces for each offense is five (5) years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, at least one (1) year of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

This case was investigated by St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, United States Postal Inspection Service, and United States Customs and Border Protection. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney J. Benjamin Myers.