Houma Man Charged With Federal Firearm and Drug Charges | USAO-EDLA


NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced today that a federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment on July 10, 2020 against defendant DONOVAN D. CLAY a/k/a “Donavan D. Clay,” a/k/a “Pluto,” age 27, of Houma, LA, for distribution of heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1)(C) (Counts 1-2); possession with intent to distribute heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1)(B) (Count 3); and possession of a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1) (Count 4).

If convicted for a violation of either Count 1 or 2, CLAY faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty (20) years and a fine of not more than $1,000,000, at least three (3) years supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment fee.  For Count 3, CLAY faces a minimum of five (5) years up to maximum of forty (40) years imprisonment and a fine of not more than $5,000,000, at least four (4) years supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment fee.  For Count 4, CLAY faces a maximum of ten (10) years imprisonment and a fine of not more than $250,000, up to three (3) years supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment fee.

United States Attorney Strasser reiterated that an Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

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This matter was handled by Homeland Security Investigations and the Houma Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Duane A. Evans is prosecuting the matter. 

 



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