Prairieville Man Pleads Guilty to Drug and Weapon Charges

          On May 14, 2018, Nicholas Massey of Prairieville, LA., age 37, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Conspiracy to Commit Possession or Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2015 traffic stop. 

          On April 22, 2015, patrol deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a black sedan after observing the driver of the vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign near the intersection of Devall Rd. and Joe Sevario Rd. in Gonzales. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle who was identified as Massey, deputies observed him to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located a small caliber handgun and learned that Massey was a convicted felon. Massey was subsequently arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail. Massey has prior felony convictions for both theft and drug possession. 

          On October 16, 2017, while incarcerated at the Ascension Parish Jail, Nicholas Massey conspired with another individual to get Suboxone into the jail. During a routine mail inspection, jail staff observed a suspicious envelope addressed to Massey. An inspection of the envelope revealed that 3 strips of Suboxone had been concealed in the seams of the envelope. Jail staff interviewed the parties involved and Massey was subsequently booked accordingly. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Massey was sentenced to 11 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.