Sep 12, 2013 4:58 AM by AP

Couple pleads guilty to illegally importing pills

A Shreveport couple has pleaded guilty to charges they illegally imported thousands of pills aboard a cruise ship.
The couple, 52-year-old Robert Scogin and 55-year-old Peggy Scogin, each face up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $1 million following their guilty pleas Wednesday in federal court. Their sentencing is set for Jan. 16.
Prosecutors say the couple purchased the pills in Belize and brought them back to the U.S. for personal use and to sell them to others. They allegedly told investigators that they sneaked the pills onto the ship by wrapping them in dirty clothes and hiding them in their luggage.

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