News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2010
Contact: Special Agent Roberto Bryan
Number: (504) 840-1360

Houma Man Pleads to Violating Federal Drug Laws

OCT 14 -- NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA -KEVIN J. PENNISON, age 55, a resident of Houma, Louisiana, pled guilty in federal court yesterday before U. S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan to three counts of distributing methamphetamine, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. 

According to the factual basis, PENNISON admitted that on three separate occasions, he sold quantities of methamphetamine to a confidential source.  The defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of eighty (80) years imprisonment and millions in fines.  Sentencing has been scheduled for January 19, 2011.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration along with agents from the Terrebonne Narcotics Task Force.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin G. Boitmann.