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Bogalusa Man Gets Life in Prison As Multiple Offender for Selling Drugs

Spikes James Sr.
Spikes James Sr.

FRANKLINTON—James Spikes, Sr., 58, of Bogalusa, received the maximum sentence of life imprisonment Monday (Nov. 30) under the state’s multiple offender law for distributing oxycodone during a 2013 undercover drug operation. Spikes has 17 prior felony convictions and a first-degree murder charge pending against him.

Spikes was arrested Jan. 28, 2013, after selling Roxycontin to a confidential informant as part of a Washington Parish Drug Task Force operation in Bogalusa. A Washington Parish jury found Spikes guilty of the crime on August 25.

Assistant District Attorney Nick Noriea filed a multiple offender bill, seeking life imprisonment for Spikes, which District Judge Martin E. Coady granted.