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Baton Rouge Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges in Ascension Parish

          On May 1, 2017, Mckinsey Graham of 7063 Mellon Ct. Baton Rouge, LA., age 26, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (Methamphetamine) and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule III Controlled Dangerous Substance (Suboxone). Graham was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Charles “Chuck” Long, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Tess Stromberg. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2016 narcotics operation. 

          On December 15, 2016, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents were conducting surveillance near the Race Trac convenience store located near the intersection of US 61 and Hwy 73 after receiving information that a female subject would be delivering a quantity of Methamphetamine to an individual in the parking lot of the Race Trac. Upon getting a visual of the suspect, she exited her vehicle, and got into the passenger seat of a second vehicle. At this time, agents made contact with the individuals inside of the vehicle. Upon making contact with the individuals, agents observed the female subject identified as Mckinsey Graham to be in possession of a plastic baggie containing a quantity of Methamphetamine. Graham was removed from the vehicle with her purse, and detained. Graham admitted to being in possession of Methamphetamine and said that she had placed it back into her purse. Agents searched Graham’s purse and recovered a quantity of Methamphetamine and Suboxone. Graham was subsequently arrested and transported to the Ascension Parish Jail where she was booked accordingly.  

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Stromberg ordered that Graham be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 6 years on each count with credit for time served. It was further ordered that the imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another.