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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Three Sentenced in Oxycodone Case

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that WALLACE STOGNER, age 61, of Bogalusa; DANIELLE MEISNER, age 31, of Mandeville; and KAREN SMITH, of Slidell, were each sentenced today in connection with an investigation into the illegal diversion of Oxycodone pills through a clinic formerly operating in Bogalusa and New Orleans East.  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 STOGNER, who had previously pled guilty to two counts of illegal distribution of Oxycodone, to 25 months’ imprisonment, 4 years of supervised release, and a $200 special assessment.  MEISNER, who had previously pled guilty to conspiracy to obtain Oxycodone through misrepresentation and subterfuge, was sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment, 1 year of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment.  SMITH, who had also pled guilty to the conspiracy charge, was sentenced to 4 years of probation and a $1,000 fine.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated November 9, 2016