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Labadieville Man Pleads Guilty in Connection with 2019 Drug Arrest

          On May 18, 2020, Michael Johnson of 2601 Hwy 308 Labadieville, LA., age 40, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance. Johnson was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2019 narcotics investigation.  

          On July 26, 2019, narcotics agents with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of Michael Johnson during the course of an on-going narcotics investigation targeting street level drug dealers in Assumption Parish. Upon making entry into the residence, Johnson was located and detained. During a search of the residence, agents located a large quantity of marijuana along with items commonly associated with the packaging and sale of illegal narcotics. Johnson was arrested and transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center where he was booked accordingly.

           Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Johnson was sentenced to 7 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.