Prairieville Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Illegal Drug Possession

          On September 8, 2020, Johnny Irvin of 15469 Shirley Dr. Prairieville, LA., age 60, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts) and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts). Irvin was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Charles “Chuck” Long and Robin O’Bannon. Presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Tess Stromberg. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a July arrest.

          On July 1, 2020, narcotics agents with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of Johnny Irvin as part of an on-going narcotics investigation. Upon making entry into the residence, agents made contact with Irvin who ran across the residence and attempted to discard narcotics. Irvin was detained and agents conducted a search of the residence. During the search, agents located quantities of crack cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, and heroin. Agents also located miscellaneous items associated with the packaging and sale of illegal narcotics along with a large amount of US currency. Irvin was placed under arrest and transported to the Ascension Parish Jail where he was booked accordingly.

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Irvin was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.