Bogalusa Man And Woman Sentenced For Drug Violations
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that RAYMOND BRIDGES, age 53, and MARY DOUGHTY, age 65, both residents of Bogalusa, were sentenced yesterday having previously pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base and misprision of a felony, respectively.
U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced BRIDGES to a 24-month term of imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release, while DOUGHTY was sentenced to a 24-month term of probation.
On February 6, 2014, BRIDGES and DOUGHTY were two of 15 defendants charged in an 8-count indictment. This investigation targeted a Drug Trafficking Organization that operated out of the Bogalusa area. The indictment was based on court-authorized wiretaps that recorded conversations between Steven Haynes, who has pleaded guilty in this case, and the defendants, concerning the distribution of powder cocaine that was later converted to crack and sold in Washington and Tangipahoa Parishes.
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Michael E. McMahon is in charge of the prosecution.