Prairieville Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Car Theft and Narcotics Possession

          On December 3, 2018, Curtis Cryer of 17911 Old Jefferson Hwy Prairieville, LA., age 58, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, and Illegal Possession of Stolen Things. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a July car theft. Cryer was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Charles “Chuck” Long and Robin O’Bannon. Presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Tess Stromberg. 

          On July 26, 2018, patrol deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle traveling on Hwy 73 in Ascension Parish which matched the description of a vehicle that had been previously reported stolen. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, and made contact with the driver who was identified as Curtis Cryer. Cryer admitted to deputies that he had taken the car without permission as well as having a stolen license plate on the vehicle. Cryer was placed under arrest. During an inventory search of the vehicle prior to being towed, deputies locate a clear plastic baggie inside of the vehicle containing a quantity of methamphetamine. Cryer advised deputies that the drugs located belonged to him. Cryer was subsequently transported to the Ascension Parish Jail where he was booked accordingly.  

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Cryer was sentenced to 7 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.