Pierre Part Man Pleads Guilty on Narcotics Charge

          On October 26, 2016, Cody Grandin of Pierre Part, LA., age 40, pled guilty to the charge of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance. Grandin was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle. Presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This plea was a result of a plea agreement with prosecutors after the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated an all-out “War on Drugs” throughout the parish. 

          On June 2, 2016, Assumption Parish Narcotics Agents were contacted by a confidential informant advising that Cody Grandin was manufacturing Methamphetamine inside of a shed near his residence. Agents traveled to Grandin’s residence on Hwy 70 in Pierre Part, and upon arrival observed a light on in a shed adjacent to Grandin’s residence. The agents detected a strong chemical like odor and through a shed window, observed Grandin smoking what appeared to be Methamphetamine. Agents entered the shed and made contact with Grandin, and in plain view observed a glass pipe attached to a smoking apparatus used for consuming narcotics. In addition, agents located several plastic baggies containing a quantity of methamphetamine. Grandin was arrested and transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center where he was held pending prosecution. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Verdigets sentenced Grandin to 18 months with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. It should be noted that the office of District Attorney Ricky L. Babin fully intends to assist the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office in cracking down on drug offenders throughout the area.