Bayou L’Ourse Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Possession

          On May 14, 2018, Thomas Hughes of 121 Hwy 663 Bayou L’Ourse, LA., age 30, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance. Hughes was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lana Chaney, 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 2017 arrest. 

          On October 5, 2017, deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office traveled to a Bayou L’Ourse residence to execute an arrest warrant on Thomas Hughes. Upon arrival at Hughes’ residence, Hughes observed the deputies and attempted to flee the area on foot. After a short foot pursuit, Hughes was apprehended. Deputies observed Hughes to be in possession of a sock which contained a glass pipe commonly used for consuming illegal narcotics along with a quantity of crystal meth. Hughes was subsequently booked into the Assumption Parish Jail. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Hughes was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.