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UPDATE: Monroe man facing up to life in federal prison if convicted

(Press Release) (KTAL) - (12/14/18) A Monroe man is facing up-to-life in prison after being indicted on drug charges that resulted in death, according to David C. Joseph, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana.

A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted 33-year-old Anderson Curtel Duke on two counts of distribution of fentanyl, one of which resulted in a person’s death, three counts of distribution of heroin, two counts of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The indictment alleges Duke distributed or possessed with the intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine beginning May 21, 2018 through June 19, 2018. The indictment further alleges that on June 19, 2018, Duke distributed fentanyl, which resulted in the death of the recipient.

If convicted, Anderson Duke faces 20 years to life on the distribution of fentanyl resulting in death (count 1), up to 20 years on the distribution of fentanyl and heroin and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and heroin (counts 2-5; 7-9), and five years up to 40 years on the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (count 6).

The charges against Duke resulted from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown is prosecuting the case.

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(12/14/18) United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that Anderson Curtel Duke, 33, of Monroe, Louisiana, was indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury on two counts of distribution of fentanyl, one of which resulted in a person’s death, three counts of distribution of heroin, two counts of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The indictment alleges that Duke distributed or possessed with the intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine beginning May 21, 2018 through June 19, 2018.

The indictment further alleges that on June 19, 2018, Duke distributed fentanyl, which resulted in the death of the recipient.

If convicted, Anderson Duke faces 20 years to life on the distribution of fentanyl resulting in death (count 1), up to 20 years on the distribution of fentanyl and heroin and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and heroin (counts 2-5; 7-9), and five years up to 40 years on the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (count 6).

The charges against Duke resulted in an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown is prosecuting the case. The charges in the indictment are only accusations.

A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.


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