A Louisiana man has been arrested and charged with setting up websites for online child pornography and the exploitation of children. If convicted on the federal charges, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.
Louisiana has long enjoyed a reputation as a "sportsman's paradise," in the words of the old license plate motto. However, hunting is still a heavily regulated activity in Louisiana and the rest of the nation, and those who forget this fact can find themselves on the wrong end of federal charges.
In a prosecution for drug offenses, the most important evidence is typically the drug itself. Without the drugs in evidence, it's often impossible for prosecutors to gain a conviction. That's why it's so important for the court to determine whether the police seized the evidence lawfully.
Five people have been arrested in what the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office described as a large prescription drug ring. The five individuals face multiple charges, including drug manufacturing, drug distribution, racketeering and obtaining controlled substances through fraud.