- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Texas woman who arrived by train in New Orleans with more than 15 pounds of heroin has been given a 10-year prison sentence.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune (https://bit.ly/2ci9dBs) reports that 34-year-old Lori Broadway of Galveston, Texas, was sentenced Thursday in a New Orleans federal court after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute at least 1 kilogram of heroin.

Louisiana State Police narcotics troopers stopped Broadway after she arrived from Houston on Jan. 22 and searched her bags. Inside, they found 15 3/4 pounds of heroin.

Investigators say they had zeroed in on Broadway because she had a history of drug arrests and had made her reservation just one day earlier.


Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com

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