On May 1, 2017, David Bryant of 18427 Kay Dr. Prairieville, LA., age 47, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (Heroin) and Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (Methamphetamine). Bryant was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Charles “Chuck” Long, 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 January narcotics investigation in the Gonzales area.
On January 23, 2017, members of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and the Gonzales Police Department conducted an investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics in an around the Gonzales area. During the investigation, detectives made contact with a male subject identified as David Bryant in the parking lot of the Supreme Inn located in the city limits of Gonzales. While interviewing Bryant, detectives conducted a pat down search of Bryant’s person for officer safety. During the pat down, detectives observed a hard case in Bryant’s pocket. Bryant told detectives that he had illegal narcotics in the case. Upon removing the case from Bryant’s pant pocket, detectives located a quantity of Heroin and Methamphetamine. Bryant was subsequently arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Stromberg ordered that Bryant be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 4 years on each count with credit for time served. It was further ordered that the imposed sentences are to run concurrent with one another.