On September 9, 2019, Tonya Conner of 137 Derrick St. Pierre Part, LA., age 37, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance. Conner 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 May arrest.
On May 27, 2019, deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a Pierre Part residence for a welfare check. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the complainant who advised that Tonya Conner left the residence with her child and was concerned for the safety of the child. Deputies located Conner at a local convenience store. Upon making contact with Conner, deputies noticed that she appeared disoriented and confused as if she was under the influence of narcotics. Deputies deployed a K-9 to conduct an open-air sniff of the vehicle which yielded a positive alert for the presence of narcotics. During a search of the interior of the vehicle, deputies located quantities of suboxone, Xanax, methamphetamine, and assorted drug paraphernalia. Conner was subsequently arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above mentioned charges, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Conner was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.