On January 14, 2018, Ryan Turner of Gray, LA., age 24, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Turner 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 2017 traffic stop.
On February 24, 2017, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of LA 308 in Napoleonville for a speeding violation. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle Ryan Turner, deputies detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located a quantity of Xanax pills along with a .380 caliber handgun. While turner was being interviewed by a second deputy during the search, Turner fled on foot and was able to evade deputies. Deputies collected all evidence and obtained a warrant of arrest for Turner. Turner was subsequently arrested in September of 2018. Turner was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Turner was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.
Turner has a prior felony conviction for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.