On August 26, 2019, Kelly Blanchard of 106 Cyril St. Pierre Part, LA., age 34, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession or Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution. Blanchard was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lana Chaney, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Alvin Turner. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following an April traffic stop.
On April 29, 2019, deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Pierre Part area after observing a traffic violation. Upon making contact with the occupants of the vehicle, deputies observed the subjects to be nervous and evasive when questioned. One of the occupants of the vehicle, Kelly Blanchard, had a quantity of methamphetamine on her person. Blanchard was arrested and transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center. Upon arrival to the detention center, deputies conducted a more extensive search of Blanchard’s person and recovered more methamphetamine. Blanchard was booked accordingly.
Upon pleading guilty to the above-mentioned charges, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Blanchard was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.