Morgan City Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Narcotics Possession

           On March 20, 2017, Atanacio Guerrero of 276 Vivian St. Morgan City, LA., age 34, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance. Guerrero was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert. 

          On June 6, 2016, narcotics agents with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a pick-up truck in the Bayou L’Ourse area after observing the operator of the vehicle fail to obey a stop sign. Agents made contact with the driver of the vehicle and identified him as Atanacio Guerrero. Guerrero appeared very nervous. When agents questioned him about his nervousness, Guerrero advised that cops make him nervous. Guerrero kept placing his hands in his pant pockets while being interviewed by agents. For officer safety, agents conducted a pat down search and located two clear plastic baggies containing crystal meth in Guerrero’s pant pocket. Guerrero was arrested and transported to the Assumption Parish Jail where he was booked accordingly. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above charge, sentencing was deferred to a later date. Guerrero will be formally sentenced on June 19, 2017.