Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Drug, Weapon, and Escape Charges in Ascension Parish

          On June 27, 2019. Irvin Green of 13222 English Rose Trail Missouri City, TX., age 21, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, Simple Escape, Illegal Carrying of Weapons, Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearms, and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following s 2018 narcotics investigation.

          On September 25, 2018, narcotics agents with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office were attempting to locate a subject identified as Kevin Lazo, who had warrants for his arrest stemming from a previous narcotics investigation. While working in the Prairieville area, agents observed a male subject pull into a store parking lot and park next to the vehicle driven by Lazo. Agents observed a male subject exit the vehicle, remove a black bag from the trunk, and get into the Lazo’s vehicle. Agents approached the vehicle and detained the subjects. In plain view, agents observed the black bag which was open at the time, to contain a large quantity of marijuana. Lazo and the second subject who was identified as Irvin Green were placed into patrol cars. While agents were conducting a search of the interior of Green’s vehicle, Green was able to escape from the patrol car. Agents gave chase and apprehended him a short distance away. In Green’s vehicle, agents located a quantity of methamphetamine, heroin, and a handgun which had been reported stolen from East Baton Rouge Parish. Both subjects were transported to the Ascension Parish Detention Center where they were booked accordingly.

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Green was sentenced to 5 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.