New Orleans man pleads guilty in conspiracy to traffic heroin

Published: May. 28, 2016 at 1:34 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that Thomas Gordon, age 32, of New Orleans, pled guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute over one kilogram of heroin.

Gordon was one of eight defendants charged in a 21-count Superseding Indictment on September 18, 2015.  According to court documents, this Indictment resulted from an FBI investigation into a heroin-trafficking organization operating primarily around Loyola Avenue and Harmony Street in Central City. Prosecutors say the sources of heroin for this organization traveled via Megabus from Houston to New Orleans, carrying half-kilogram quantities of heroin for distribution in the New Orleans area.

Gordon is facing not less than 10 years and a maximum of life imprisonment, as well as a possible fine of up to $10,000,000. U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier set sentencing on September 1, 2016.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the FBI New Orleans Gang Task Force (NOGTF), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter.

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