Distributing Ecstasy nets prison and man’s possible removal from the US

Son Hoang Le
Son Hoang Le

A man who admitted distributing Ecstasy in Jackson County has been sentenced to prison and will be turned over to immigration officials after his time is served.

Son Hoang Le, 29, received a prison term of three years and one month and was fined $5,000, court records show.

U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden also ordered Le turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement after prison for removal proceedings. If Le is not removed from the country, he will be on post-release supervision for three years.

Le was born in Vietnam and was brought to the U.S. when he was a child, said his attorney, Calvin Taylor. Le was working in an internet technology job at the time of his arrest in January

He had been free on a $25,000 bond, and Ozerden ruled Tuesday that Le could remain free until he reports to prison.

An indictment charged Le with conspiring to distribute Ecstasy in Jackson County from April 16, 2016, until Dec. 7, 2016.

He also was charged with possession with intent to distribute Ecstasy in Jackson County on Aug. 9, 2016. Le accepted a plea agreement on that charge in April 2017, knowing he faced up to 20 years in prison.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews