Gonzales Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Possession

          On May 1, 2017, Antonio Coleman of 11230 Nash Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 45, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine). Coleman was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Charles “Chuck” Long, 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 January arrest. 

          On January 24, 2017, officers with the Gonzales Police Department made contact with an individual identified as Antonio Coleman in the area of W Cornerview Rd. in the city of Gonzales. Officers recognized Coleman from a previous complaint in which a warrant was issued for Coleman’s arrest. Upon placing handcuffs on Coleman, officers conducted a pat-down of Coleman’s person for officer safety. During the pat-down, officers located a clear plastic baggie containing crack cocaine. Also located on Coleman’s person was a glass pipe commonly used for smoking crack cocaine. Coleman admitted to officers that he had swallowed another “crack rock” when he observed the officers. Coleman was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital to be evaluated. Coleman was subsequently cleared by doctors and was transported to the Ascension Parish Jail where he was booked accordingly.  

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Stromberg ordered that Coleman be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 5 years with credit for time served.