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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 20, 2014

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.

Updated November 21, 2014