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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Houma Man Sentenced for Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that PHILLIP BOOKER, age 59, of Houma, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Bill of Information charging him with violation of the Federal Controlled Substances Act.

U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk sentenced BOOKER to term of 57 months incarceration, to be followed by three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

On February 5, 2015, BOOKER pled guilty to the Bill of Information, which charged him with possession with the intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Scheduled II drug controlled substance.  According to the factual basis, BOOKER was part of a conspiracy that was transporting methamphetamine from South Texas to Terrebonne Parish.  

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration and officers of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney David Haller was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 11, 2015