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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bogalusa Man Sentenced for Drug Violations

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DONNIE PITTMAN, age 52, of Bogalusa, was 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.

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced PITTMAN to 36 months incarceration and three years of supervised release.

On February 6, 2014, PITTMAN 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 defendant, 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, the Louisiana State Police, and Washington Parish Sherriff’s Office in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Michael E. McMahon is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated December 3, 2014