On June 30, 2017, Jeremy Washington of 702 Lane St. Donaldsonville, LA., age 38, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance. Washington was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lindsey Manda, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Tess Stromberg. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following the execution of a narcotics search warrant in Gonzales.
On April 11, 2015 narcotics detectives with the Gonzales Police Department received information from the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office who were conducting a separate narcotics investigation indicating that there was a large quantity of Heroin stashed in a hotel at the Budgett Inn in Gonzales belonging to Jeremy Washington. Detectives with Gonzales Police Department were able to gather more information and were granted a Search Warrant for the hotel room. During the search of the hotel room, detectives located and seized multiple individually wrapped clear plastic baggies containing approximately 12 ounces of heroin. Detectives also located a document in the room with Washington’s name on it. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Washington and he was subsequently booked into the Ascension Parish Detention Center.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Stromberg ordered that Washington be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 13 years with credit for time served. It was ordered that the first 10 years of the imposed sentence are to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.