On August 4, 2016, Moses Diggs of 11232 Roddy Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 35, pled guilty to Distribution of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance. Diggs was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lindsey Manda. Presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Tess Stromberg. This plea was a result of a plea agreement with prosecutors after a pair of narcotics investigations conducted by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.
On March 12, 2014, Deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a possible heroin overdose. Narcotics detectives were contacted, and an investigation was initiated. After speaking to the individual who was transported to a local hospital for the possible overdose, Diggs was identified through a photo line-up as the individual who sold the heroin. The individual advised that she had met Diggs at the Murphy USA gas station on US 61 in Gonzales where she purchased a ½ gram of heroin. The individual provided a detailed description of the vehicle driven by Diggs. Based on this information, Detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of Diggs. On April 28, 2014, detectives observed Diggs pumping gas into his vehicle at a Gonzales gas station near the intersection of US 61 and Hwy 44. Diggs was arrested and transported to the Ascension Parish Detention Center where he was booked on multiple charges including Distribution of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (Heroin).
On October 28, 2014, Detectives executed a search warrant at the home of Diggs as part of a narcotics investigation and located a moderate quantity of heroin inside. All evidence was collected, and Diggs was transported to the Ascension Parish Detention Center where he was booked on multiple charges including Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (Heroin).
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Stromberg ordered that Diggs be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 12 years. The imposed sentence is to be served without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.