Bayou L’Ourse Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Gun and Drug Possession

          On May 20, 2019, Grant Walker of 250 Murial St. Bayou L’Ourse, LA., age 23, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance. Walker was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2018 arrest.

           On April 23, 2018, deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office made contact with Grant Walker at his Bayou L’Ourse residence in reference to a medical related issue. While speaking to Walker near the doorway of the residence, deputies observed a shotgun in plain view. Deputies removed the firearm for officer safety. While removing the firearm, deputies detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the residence. Agents advised Walker that they would be applying for a search warrant to search the residence. Walker told agents they did not need a warrant and gave consent to search the interior of the residence. While searching the residence, agents located a variety of narcotics including a small amount of cocaine. While at Walker’s residence, deputies learned that Walker had a previous felony conviction for 2nd Degree Battery. Upon completion of the search, Walker was placed under arrest and transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center where he was booked accordingly.

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, the defendant was sentenced to 8 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.