Belle Rose Man Gets 15 Year Sentence for Meth Possession

          On July 25, 2018, Murphy Williams Jr. of 138 A Virginia St. Belle Rose, LA., age 37, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance. Williams was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2016 narcotics investigation. 

          On June 28, 2016, narcotics agents with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of Murphy Williams Jr. located at 138 A Virginia St. Belle Rose as part of an on-going narcotics investigation. During a search of the residence, agents located a large quantity of methamphetamine along with miscellaneous items associated with the distribution of illegal narcotics and a quantity of U.S. currency. Williams was subsequently arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.

           Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Williams was sentenced to 15 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.