Bogalusa Man Sentenced for Oxycodone Distribution
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOSEPH POUNDS, age 47, of Bogalusa, was sentenced today for three 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 the defendant to a term of imprisonment of twelve months and one day, three years of supervised release, and a $300 special assessment.
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.