Houma man pleads guilty to heroin distribution conspiracy
NEW ORLEANS- A Houma man pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute with at least 100 grams of heroin.
Michael Ross, 36, pleaded guilty to the charge on Thursday. According to court documents, Ross was a heroin distributor in Houma area.
DEA agents learned that Ross worked with two others in the area, William Daniels and Tynisha Jones, in selling heroin.
Ross would drive to New Orleans every three or four days to get heroin for resale.
Back in July 2014, Ross and Jones were arrested by State Troopers in Terrebonne Parish while driving back from New Orleans.
Troopers found them to be in possession of over 29 grams of heroin.
Ross faces a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum of forty years. He also may be fined up to $5 million and at least four years of supervised release.
U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo set sentencing for Aug. 4. DANIELS and ROSS are scheduled for trial on June 20.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Payne is in charge of the prosecution. DEA’s New Orleans Field Office, the Louisiana State Police and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office were all involved in the investigation.