NEW ORLEANS — Federal prosecutors say a New Orleans man has been sentenced to 10 years for his role in a heroin distribution conspiracy.

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane Evans says in a news release that 33-year-old Corey Celestine was sentenced Wednesday. Celestine had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin.

The release says Celestine and others sold heroin in New Orleans Lower 9th Ward area. Evans is the latest to be sentenced in the operation. Three others had earlier drawn sentences ranging from 51 months to 78 months.

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