Ronald Louis Hall Jr., 29, of Alexandria, Louisiana, plead guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on November 14, 2019, to possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone.
According to the guilty plea, on January 6, 2019, a Louisiana State trooper initiated a stop of Hall’s vehicle for two traffic violations in Rapides Parish. As the officer approached the vehicle he encountered the smell of burnt marijuana.
Hall admitted to smoking marijuana earlier and consented to a search of his vehicle where a 9mm extended magazine containing 16 rounds of ammunition was found in the glove compartment, and five plastic cellophane bags containing 452 Oxycodone pills were found in a hidden compartment.
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.
Judge Drell set the sentencing date for February 14, 2020.