Lake Isabella man pleads guilty to distributing explosives

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A Lake Isabella man pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to distributing explosives to an unlicensed person, prosecutors said.

Joseph Roy Vigneault, 21, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine at next month’s sentencing hearing, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of California.

In May, Vigneault and Michael Roy Anglin, 21, of Wofford Heights delivered stolen boxes of blasting agent Hydromite to someone not licensed to handle explosives, prosecutors said.

The explosives went missing from Austin Powder West’s Lake Isabella Isabella storage facility sometime between May 6 and 11, according to the release. Vigneault has agreed to pay $7,603 in restitution to the explosives manufacturer, prosecutors said.

Charges are pending against Anglin.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.