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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bogalusa Man, Donelle Piggott, Sentenced For Drug Violations

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DONELLE PIGGOTT, age 49, resident of Bogalusa, was sentenced on October 14, 2014, 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.

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced PIGOTT to a 48-month term of imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release.  

On February 6, 2014, PIGGOTT was one of 15 defendants charged in an 8-count indictment. According to court documents, 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.

Updated November 18, 2014