Morgan City Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Possession Following Traffic Stop

          On July 17, 2017, Atanacio Guerrero III 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. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2016 traffic stop which yielded illegal narcotics. 

          On June 6, 2016, Narcotics Agents with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in a Bayou L’Ourse residential area after observing the driver of a pick-up truck commit a traffic violation. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, Atanacio Guerrero, agents observed him to appear very nervous and was unable to stop shaking. While interviewing Guerrero, he advised that cops make him nervous. For officer safety, agents conducted a pat-down of Guerrero’s person. During the pat-down, agents located two small clear plastic baggies containing a quantity of Crystal Meth. A subsequent search of the vehicle  yielded negative results for the presence of narcotics. Guerrero was placed under arrest and transported to the Assumption 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 Kliebert ordered that Guerrero be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 2 years with credit for time served.