Assumption Parish Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Drug Charges

          On October 22, 2018, Chance Landry of 117 Pond Dr. Morgan City, LA., age 29, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Distribution of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance. Landry was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lana Chaney, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Alvin Turner. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following an ongoing narcotics investigation. 

          In January of 2017, during the course of an undercover narcotics operation targeting street level drug dealers, undercover agents under the direction of the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division purchased a quantity of marijuana from Chance Landry. Upon completion of the purchase, the narcotics were submitted into evidence, and a warrant of arrest was issued for Landry. 

          On February 7, 2017, narcotics agents with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle along LA 662 near US 90 in Bayou L’Ourse after observing a traffic violation. Upon making contact with the occupants of the vehicle, agents detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Agents were granted consent to search the vehicle and during an interior search located quantities of methamphetamine and Xanax pills. Agents also located miscellaneous items commonly associated with the packaging and distribution of illegal narcotics. Chance Landry, a passenger inside of the vehicle, took ownership of the narcotics and paraphernalia located. Landry was arrested and transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center where he was booked on all charges.  

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Landry was sentenced to 11 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.