Convent Man Jailed on Possession of Cocaine Charge

          On April 4, 2017, Lloyd Taylor of 6152 Rev. Thomas Scott St. Convent, LA., age 47, pled guilty to Possession of 28 Grams or More, but Less than 200 Grams of Cocaine. Taylor was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, 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 2016 traffic stop. 

          On February 4, 2016, deputies on patrol with the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a burnt orange SUV near the intersection of Hwy 3274 and Railroad Ave. in Gramercy after observing the driver of the vehicle not wearing a seatbelt. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, identified as Lloyd Taylor, deputies observed that there were two other individuals in the vehicle. Upon approaching the vehicle, deputies detected an odor consistent with that of marijuana. For officer safety, deputies conducted a pat down search of all subject in the vehicle. During a pat down search of Taylor, deputies located a clear plastic baggie containing a quantity of powder cocaine, and a clear plastic baggie containing a quantity of crack cocaine. At this time, Taylor was placed under arrest and transported to the St. James Parish Jail where he was booked accordingly. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Kliebert ordered that Taylor be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 5 years with credit for time served. In addition, it was ordered that Taylor pay a fine in the amount of $50,000.