Napoleonville Man Gets Jail Time on Drug Charge Following Search Warrant

On January 25, 2017, Jimmy Converse of 220 Jefferson St. Napoleonville, LA., age 41, pled guilty to the charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance. Converse was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following an illegal narcotics investigation.

On June 24, 2016, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents executed a search warrant on the residence located at 220 Jefferson St. Napoleonville. During the execution of the search warrant, agents came into contact with the individual who resided at the residence, being Jimmy Converse. Upon coming into contact with Converse, agents conducted a brief pat down search of Converse. During the pat down, agents located several small individually wrapped clear plastic baggies containing marijuana packaged for sale. A quantity of U.S. currency was also located during the pat down. During the search of the interior of the residence, agents located more individually wrapped clear plastic baggies containing marijuana along with a digital scale. Converse was subsequently arrested and transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center where he was booked accordingly.

Upon entering a guilty plea to the above charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Verdigets ordered that Converse be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 5 years with credit for time served. It was ordered that 4 years of the imposed sentence are to be suspended, and the remaining 1 year is to be served. Upon release, Converse is to be placed on supervised probation for a period of 2 years