Napoleonville Man Gets Jail Time on Drug Charge

On December 19, 2016, Andrew Scott Jr., age 38, of Napoleonville, LA., pled guilty to the charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance. Scott was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert. This guilty plea was a result of a plea agreement with prosecutors after deputies located illegal narcotics during a March traffic stop.

On March 15, 2016, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputies initiated a traffic stop on a Gold Buick after observing the vehicle run a red light at the intersection of LA 1 and LA 1247 in Labadieville. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, deputies observed that the passenger of the vehicle being Andrew Scott Jr., appeared nervous and was sweating profusely. For safety reasons, deputies conducted a pat down of Scott’s outer layers of clothing. Deputies were then granted consent to search the vehicle. During the search, a prescription bottle with Scott’s name on it was located on the passenger floor board where Scott was seated at the time of the stop. In the bottle, were several clear plastic baggies containing crack cocaine packaged for sale. In addition, deputies located a digital scale in the center console of the vehicle. Scott admitted to deputies that both the drugs and the scale belonged to him. Scott was arrested and transported to the Assumption Parish Jail where he was held for booking.

Upon entering a guilty plea to the above charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Kliebert ordered that Scott be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 11 years with credit for time served. It was further ordered that the first 2 years of the imposed sentence are to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.