News Release
Date: January 08, 2009
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

Canadian Man Faces Federal Charge for Illegal Distribution of Prescription Drugs
-Man charged with selling Oxycontin in DEA Case

JAN 08 -- LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today that a federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment on January 6, 2009, against Aso Pola, age 32, of Louisville, Kentucky, on charges of possession with the intent to distribute Oxycontin pills.

The Indictment alleges that on December 10, 2008, Pola agreed to illegally sell $45,000 worth of Oxycontin in a controlled purchase organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Pola is a native of Iraq who is a citizen of Canada. Upon disposition of this case, Pola will be subject to deportation back to Canada.

In the event of a conviction, the maximum potential penalties are 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine; and supervised release for a period of 3 years.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney, J. Scott Davis, and it was investigated by the DEA and ICE. Pola is scheduled to appear for arraignment before the United States Magistrate Judge on January 20, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., in Louisville, Kentucky.

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The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.