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U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt sentenced one New Orleans man to 10 years in prison for a heroin distribution conspiracy on Wednesday as another pleaded guilty.

Melvin Smith, 30, was sentenced for his part in a heroin distribution ring centered in New Orleans East that used disposable phones to communicate with heroin users and arrange for sales. At least one person died of an overdose the same day as buying some of the heroin, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite.

Theodore Griffin, 61, pleaded guilty Wednesday to the same heroin distribution conspiracy charge. A spokeswoman for Polite’s office said his house was used as a stash spot for the heroin. He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 9.