NAPOLEONVILLE — Four people Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested during a drug sweep earlier this year were sentenced this week while two more entered guilty pleas and are awaiting sentences, prosecutors said.
Judge Thomas J. Kliebert, of the 23rd Judicial District Court, presided over the cases Monday and Tuesday at the Assumption Parish Courthouse, Assistant District Attorney Tommy Daigle said in a news release.
The multi-agency “Get a Real Job” sweep in early January targeted 64 people, many of them implicated in undercover drug buys. Daigle prosecuted the six cases handled this week.
Kliebert gave two defendants 20-year sentences after they entered guilty pleas, prosecutors said.
Jacoby Butler, 26, of Napoleonville, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of distribution of crack cocaine.
Floyd Truehill Jr., 33, of Napoleonville, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of distribution of crack cocaine, prosecutors said.
Three others caught up in the drug net and convicted on drug distribution counts received or are expected to receive lesser sentences.
Kentrell Jupiter, 21, of Napoleonville, pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of crack cocaine on July 19 and was sentenced to five years in prison Monday.
Beatrice Thompson, 52, of Napoleonville, pleaded guilty on July 19 to one count of distribution of crack cocaine and was sentenced Monday to three years in prison with the first two years without benefit of probation or parole.
Laura Cook, 20, of Pierre Part, pleaded guilty to distribution of hydrocodone Monday and is expected to be sentenced Dec. 19 to a suspended five-year prison sentence with five years probation, prosecutors said.
The sixth defendant, Danzel McBride, 18, of Paincourtville, pleaded guilty to distribution of marijuana Monday.
He is expected to be sentenced Dec. 19 to a suspended five-year prison sentence with five years of supervised probation, prosecutors said.