40-year old John Homer Legros Jr., of Lake Charles, who sold hundreds of Oxycodone pills, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 12 years in prison, and three years of supervised release.
The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter.
The defendant, along with his wife 39-year-old Veronica Gray Legros, and 41-year-old Billy Winbush, of Lake Charles, illegally sold Oxycodone pills at various times and then laundered the proceeds to finance the construction of a house.
The location of the last Oxycodone sale was changed numerous times to evade law enforcement with the sale eventually taking place at a store in Lake Charles.
Law enforcement agents later searched Legros’ home and found a sheet of paper containing names and birth dates and a sheet of paper similar to a prescription pad with writing that resembled shorthand used by a doctor to prescribe a patient oxycodone.
During this investigation, law enforcement officers also discovered that Legros was financing the construction of a large house with cash from the drug sale proceeds.
As a result, the property was forfeited to the United States.
John and Veronica Legros pleaded guilty to the federal charges on January 30, 2019, and Winbush pleaded guilty on January 14, 2019.
Veronica Legros and Billy Winbush were also sentenced on May 9, 2019. Veronica Legros was sentenced to five years of supervised probation and 100 hours of community service;
Billy Winbush was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and 50 hours of community service.