On February 6, 2017, Jamie Bourgeois of 41082 Busy Needles Rd. Gonzales, LA., age 46, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance. Bourgeois 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 report of narcotics activity in the Gonzales area.
On October 3, 2016, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a business on Airline Hwy in Gonzales following a report of narcotics activity. An off-duty police officer advised dispatchers that he observed a male subject “shooting” heroin in the parking lot of a Gonzales convenience store. The off-duty officer observed the subject get into a vehicle with two other individuals and followed them as they traveled to another nearby business. Upon arrival, sheriff’s deputies were able to locate the vehicle in question and make contact with its occupants. Deputies were granted consent to search the vehicle by its registered owner. During the search, deputies located a pink plastic baggie containing heroin residue. When questioned, the owner of the vehicle told deputies that Bourgeois had just finished taking a “hit” of heroin. The off-duty police officer identified Bourgeois as being the individual he saw ingesting the heroin. Bourgeois was arrested and transported to the Ascension Parish Detention Center where he was booked accordingly.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Stromberg ordered that Bourgeois be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 3 years with credit for time served.