Morgan City Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Possession

         On July 5, 2017, Richard Fontenot of 171 N Hwy 663 Morgan City, LA., age 44, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance. Fontenot was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors. 

          On September 23, 2016, narcotics agents with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing a traffic violation. Agents made contact with the driver of the vehicle, who was identified as Richard Fontenot. Upon making contact with Fontenot, agents observed that he appeared nervous and was sweating profusely. When asked about his condition, Fontenot told agents that he was tired. For officer safety, agents conducted a pat-down of Fontenot’s person. During the pat-down, agents located a clear plastic baggie containing just over 2 grams of methamphetamine. Fontenot was arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge LeBlanc ordered that Fontenot be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 3 ½ years with credit for time served.