Napoleonville Man Gets Jail Time for Growing Marijuana

         On February 13, 2017, Kenny Lacy of 184 Hwy 401 Napoleonville, LA., age 38, pled guilty to the charge of Cultivation of Marijuana. Lacy 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 2016 search warrant. 

          On July 21, 2016, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents executed a search warrant on the residence located at 184 Hwy 401 Napoleonville after receiving information regarding illegal narcotics activity at the residence. During the search of the residence, agents detected a strong odor of marijuana and were able to locate multiple marijuana plants throughout the residence. In addition, agents located miscellaneous items used to aid in growing marijuana plants including an aerating system used to pump water to the plants, portable fans, humidity monitors, and heat sources. Lacy was subsequently arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Jail. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Stromberg ordered that Lacy be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 6 years at hard labor with credit for time served, to be suspended, and placed on 3 years supervised probation.