Napoleonville Man to Serve 10 Years in Prison Following Illegal Drug and Gun Possession Arrest

          On January 31, 2019, Wilbert Caldwell of 120 Matthew St. Napoleonville, LA., age 30, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance. Caldwell 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 a 2017 narcotics investigation.

          On October 26, 2017, narcotics agents with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on a Napoleonville residence as part of an on-going narcotics investigation. During a search of the residence and vehicles on the property, agents located a quantity of illegal narcotics and firearms. As a result of the search warrant agents arrested two individuals identified as Brandon Harris and Wilbert Caldwell. Both subjects were booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Caldwell was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. Caldwell has a previous felony conviction stemming from a narcotics related arrest.

          On October 9, 2018, Brandon Harris of 150 Pecan St. Napoleonville, LA., age 34, pled guilty to his involvement with this incident along with other crimes and received a 12 year prison sentence.