Pierre Part Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Marijuana Possession

          On October 9, 2018, Randall Gregg Hughes Jr. of 119 Pauline St. Pierre Part, LA., age 24, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. Hughes 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 a March narcotics investigation.  

          On March 27, 2018, narcotics agents with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office received information regarding possible drug activity at a Pierre Part residence. Agents traveled to the residence in question located at 119 Pauline St. Pierre Part and made contact with a male subject identified as Randall Gregg Hughes Jr. When Hughes opened the door to residence, agents detected a strong odor of marijuana. Agents also observed devices commonly associated with the consumption of illegal narcotics in plain view on a table near the door. When agents asked Hughes about the devices, he attempted to close the door. At this time, agents were able to detain Hughes. After being detained, Hughes admitted that there was marijuana inside of the residence and allowed agents to conduct an interior search. During a search of the residence, agents located a large quantity of marijuana, miscellaneous items associated with the packaging and sale of illegal narcotics, and a large quantity of cash. Hughes was subsequently arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Hughes was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.