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Bogalusa Man Sentenced for Drug Violations

OCT 16 (NEW ORLEANS) – Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Keith Brown and U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that Donelle Piggott, age 49, resident of Bogalusa, was sentenced on October 14, 2014, having previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base and misprision of a felony.

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced Piggott to a 48-month term of imprisonment and three years of supervised release. 

On February 6, 2014, Piggott was one of 15 defendants charged in an eight-count indictment. According to court documents, the indictment was based on court-authorized wiretaps that recorded conversations between Steven Hayes, who has pleaded guilty in this case, and the defendants, concerning the distribution of powder cocaine that was later converted to crack and sold in Washington and Tangipahoa Parishes

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the DEA, Louisiana State Police, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Bogalusa Police Department in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Michael E. McMahon is in charge of the prosecution.

Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.JustThinkTwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov


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