US Attorney: Lake Charles couple financed $600,000 house by selling drugs

US Attorney: Lake Charles couple financed $600,000 house by selling drugs

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A Lake Charles couple financed a $600,000 home with proceeds from Oxycodone sales, according to information from federal court officials.

John Homer Legros Jr., 39, and his wife, Veronica Gray Legros, 39, each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances Wednesday.

While U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay presided at the hearing, the plea will become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter. They are to be sentenced, along with co-defendant Billy Winbush, 41, of Lake Charles, on May 9.

The couple admitted to selling hundreds of Oxycodone pills at their plea hearing Wednesday, according to information from U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph.

John Legros sold 100 Oxycodone pills on May 19, 2016, and 95 Oxycodone pills on June 16, 2016. He gave Veronica Legros 100 Oxycodone pills on Sept. 28, 2016, to sell to a contact on his behalf. He asked Winbush on Oct. 25, 2016, to sell 100 Oxycodone pills.

Law enforcement discovered that John Legros was financing a $600,000 house with the proceeds. The house is being forfeited to the United States government.

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