Houma Man Charged With Violating The Federal Controlled Substances Act
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that PHILLIP BOOKER, age 59, of Houma, Louisiana, was charged today in a one-count Bill of Information with violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act.
According to the Bill of Information, BOOKER possessed with the intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Scheduled II drug controlled substance.
If convicted, BOOKER faces a maximum term of 20 years incarceration and/or a fine of $1,000,000, and 3 years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. reiterated that the Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney David Haller is in charge of the prosecution.