Bogalusa Man Sentenced for Oxycodone Distribution
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that EDGAR POUNDS, age 66, of Bogalusa, was sentenced today for two counts of selling oxycodone tablets to an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent. Oxycodone is a prescription-only Schedule II controlled substance and a highly addictive and abused opioid drug.
U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt sentenced POUNDS to four years of probation, a $500 fine, a $200 special assessment, and 100 hours of community service.
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the DEA Tactical Diversion Squad in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Michael B. Redmann was in charge of the prosecution.