Texan sentenced for bringing heroin to New Orleans by train

Staff Writer
Stephenville Empire-Tribune

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 (http://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.