Donaldsonville man pleads guilty to heroin possession
On February 7, Denmond Smith of 1107 Mill Street Donaldsonville, La., age 39, pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance. Smith was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Charles “Chuck” Long, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Tess Stromberg. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2015 narcotics investigation.
On December 9, 2015, narcotics agents with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office received information that Denmond Smith was riding around Ascension Parish while in possession of a quantity of illegal narcotics. Agents made contact with Smith at a local convenience store. Upon coming into contact with Smith, agents were able to conduct a search of Smith’s vehicle. During the search, agents located a quantity of illegal narcotics including a large amount of heroin. Also located were items consistent with the packaging and distribution of illegal narcotics. Smith was subsequently arrested and transported to the Ascension Parish Detention Center where he was booked accordingly.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Smith was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.
Submitted by Public Information Officer Tyler Cavalier for 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky L. Babin.