Donaldsonville Man Pleads Guilty to Narcotics and Weapon Charges

          On February 15, 2018, Chad Patrone of 118 Halfway Rd. Donaldsonville, LA., age 34, pled guilty to Illegal Carrying of Weapons, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance. Patrone 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 2016 theft investigation. 

          On August 9, 2016, detectives with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on a residence located in the area of Shell Beach Rd. Pierre Part in connection with an on-going theft investigation. During the search of the residence, detectives searched a room inside that was said to belong to Chad Patrone. While searching the room, detectives located a shotgun and a quantity of Methamphetamine. Detectives observed miscellaneous items in the bedroom such as mail and photographs which led them to believe that the room did in fact belong to Patrone. Detectives were able to locate a fingerprint on the firearm and submitted it to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. The Crime Lab was able to identify the fingerprint on the firearm as belonging to Patrone. Patrone, who was not present during the execution of the search warrant, was subsequently arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Jail. Patrone has a prior conviction stemming from a 2010 narcotics arrest. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Stromberg ordered that Patrone be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 4 years with credit for time served. It was ordered that the said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.