October 08, 2014
Contact: SA Debbie Webber
Phone Number: (504) 840-1363
Bogalusa Man And Woman Sentenced For Drug Violations
NEW ORLEANS - Drug Enforcement (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Keith Brown and U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that Raymond Bridges, 53, and Mary Doughty, 65, both residents of Bogalusa, were sentenced yesterday 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, respectively.
U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced Bridges to a 24-month term of imprisonment and four years of supervised release, while Doughty was sentenced to a 24-month term of probation.
On February 6, 2014, Bridges and Doughty were two of 15 defendants charged in an eight count indictment. This investigation targeted a Drug Trafficking Organization that operated out of the Bogalusa area. The indictment was based on court-authorized wiretaps that recorded conversations between Steven Haynes, 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 Drug Enforcement Administration 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.