Alexandria felon pleads guilty to firearms and drug offenses

Source: MGN

ALEXANDRIA, La. (DOJ) - An Alexandria man has pleaded guilty to possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.

According to the Department of Justice, on January 6, 2019, while traveling in Rapides Parish, a Louisiana State Trooper initiated a stop of Ronald Louis Hall Jr.’s vehicle for two traffic violations. They say as the officer approached the vehicle to make contact with Hall, he encountered the smell of burnt marijuana. Hall admitted to smoking marijuana earlier and consented to a search of his vehicle. During the search, officers found a 9mm extended magazine containing 16 rounds of ammunition in the glove compartment. Officers later discovered a hidden compartment in the vehicle that held five plastic cellophane bags containing 452 oxycodone pills.

Hall has prior felony narcotics convictions in Rapides Parish for possession of marijuana second offense (2013) and third offense (2015), and possession with intent to distribute cocaine (2014).

Hall faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine for the firearms offense, and up to 30 years in prison, six years of supervised release, and a $2 million fine for the drug charge. U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell set the sentencing date for February 14, 2020.

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