On December 12, 2016, Derick Domingue, age 30, of Pierre Part, LA., pled guilty to the charges of Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous substance. Domingue was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lana Chaney, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Tess Stromberg. This guilty plea was a result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following an October 2015 narcotics arrest.
On October 16, 2015, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Hwy 70 and Hwy 996 in Belle Rose regarding a single vehicle crash. During the course of the crash investigation, deputies learned that the driver of the vehicle being Derick Domingue, was seen throwing items into a nearby ditch. Deputies searched the ditch in question and located a clear plastic baggy containing crystal meth, a clear cigarette wrapper containing heroin, a clear plastic baggy containing several clonazepam pills, and two unused suboxone patches. Deputies secured the evidence and transported Domingue to the Assumption Parish jail where he was booked on the above listed charges.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Stromberg ordered that Domingue be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 5 years with credit for time served on each count. It was ordered that the imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another