On February 14, 2017, Cyril Ezumezo (A.K.A. Zoom) of 1223 N Coolidge Ave. Gonzales, LA., age 30, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance. Ezumezo was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Shawn Bush, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2014 narcotics investigation. Sentencing was deferred to May 22, 2017.
On October 7, 2014, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents received information that a male subject known as “Zoom” was in possession of marijuana ready for sale. Agents conducted surveillance on “Zoom’s” residence and arranged to make a purchase of marijuana from “Zoom”. Agents followed “Zoom” to a location where agents observed “Zoom” make a narcotics transaction. Upon observing “Zoom” leave the area, agents initiated a traffic stop and were able to identify “Zoom” as Cyril Ezumezo. During the course of the stop, agents observed Ezumezo to be in possession of marijuana, a digital scale, a semi-automatic handgun, and cash in excess of $1,200.00. Ezumezo was subsequently arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.
On May 22, 2017, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Kliebert ordered that Ezumezo be sentenced to a total of 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. On the charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Ezumezo was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. This sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. On the charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, Ezumezo was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another.