On July 17, 2017, Billy Rodrigue of 118 Gerald St. Pierre Part, LA., age 43, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and Theft Valued Over $5,000 but Less than $25,000. Rodrigue was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over these matters was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following two unrelated incidents.
On October 22, 2016, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a Paincourtville convenience store in reference to suspicious subjects in the parking lot. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the subjects. While speaking to the subjects, deputies observed one of the subjects identified as Billy Rodrigue to appear to be under the influence of some sort of narcotic. After interviewing Rodrigue, deputies deployed a K-9 to conduct an open air sniff of the vehicle which led to an interior search of the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, deputies located a quantity of Methamphetamine. Rodrigue was placed under arrest and transported to the Assumption Parish Jail where he was booked accordingly.
Also on October 22, 2016, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in Belle River after homeowners discovered their boat, motor, and trailer, had been stolen from their residence. On October 24, 2016, Detectives received information that the stolen boat, motor, and trailer had been located in the parking lot of a Donaldsonville business. During the investigation, detectives interviewed multiple individuals in the area where the stolen property had been located. Detectives were also able to obtain video-surveillance which identified Billy Rodrigue as one of the individuals in possession of the stolen property. On October 25, 2016, Rodrigue was transported to the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division where he was interviewed regarding the theft. During the interview, Rodrigue admitted to being one of the individuals involved in the theft. Rodrigue was subsequently charged for his involvement in this crime as well.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Kliebert ordered that Rodrigue be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 5 years with credit for time served on each count. It was further ordered that the imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another.