On February 15, 2018, Dwayne Hebert of 131 Substation St. Pierre Part, LA., age 40, pled guilty to Creation or Operation of a Clandestine Laboratory for the Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Simple Burglary, Illegal Carrying of Weapons, and Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance. Hebert 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 two separate arrests.
On November 4, 2016, deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office, while conducting a burglary investigation, observed a watercraft occupied by several individuals leaving the area which the burglary had occurred. Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries were able to catch up to the watercraft and initiate a stop. While speaking to the subjects, agents observed several items in plain view commonly used for the production of methamphetamine. Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents responded to assist and located a mobile “Meth” lab in the watercraft. Dwayne Hebert, along with two other subjects were arrested and transported to the Assumption Parish Jail where they were booked accordingly.
On January 6, 2017 while out on bond for his November arrest, an Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputy received a misdirected text from Dwayne Hebert in which Hebert arranged to deliver a quantity of Crystal Meth to a pre-determined location. The deputy immediately contacted narcotics agents who traveled to the pre-determined location. Upon Hebert’s arrival, narcotics agents and patrol deputies surrounded Hebert’s vehicle. Agents found Hebert to be in possession of Crystal Meth as well as two firearms. Hebert was again arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Jail.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Stromberg ordered that Hebert be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 5 years with credit for time served. It was ordered that the said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.