On December 5, 2016, Avonte Jamison of Napoleonville, LA., age 22, pled guilty to the charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance. Jamison was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc. This guilty plea was a result of a plea agreement with prosecutors after a January 2016 narcotics arrest.
On January 15, 2016, a Louisiana State Trooper initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 4000 block of LA 1 in Assumption Parish after the trooper was unable to view the vehicle’s license plate. When the trooper approached the vehicle, a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the interior of the vehicle was detected. Shortly after, the trooper conducted a search of the interior of the vehicle where multiple clear plastic baggies containing marijuana packaged for sale were located. Jamison was arrested and transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center where he was subsequently booked.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge LeBlanc ordered that Jamison be sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.