A 34-year-old Assumption Parish woman will serve five years in prison for selling methamphetamine, a judge has ruled.
Kelly Blanchard, of 106 Cyril St., Pierre Part, pleaded guilty last week to possession with intent to distribute a schedule II controlled dangerous substance, said Tyler Cavalier, an investigator with the 23rd Judicial District.
Blanchard also pleaded guilty to possession or introduction of contraband into a jail, Cavalier said. Both pleas resulted from an agreement Blanchard negotiated with the District Attorney’s Office.
Blanchard was originally arrested during a traffic stop in Pierre Part on April 29, Cavalier said. While questioning the driver and the defendant, deputies determined both appeared “somewhat nervous” and Blanchard was “deceptive and evasive” in her answers.
Deputies requested and were granted consent to search the car and later seized meth from Blanchard and marijuana from the vehicle, the Sheriff’s Office said.
After transporting Blanchard to the Assumption Parish jail, deputies found additional meth in her possession, authorities said.
Blanchard has multiple narcotics arrests on her record and is a convicted felon, the Sheriff’s Office said.
In 2016, she was arrested along with two other suspects for allegedly operating a boat that contained a mobile meth lab, authorities said.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lana Chaney. District Judge Alvin Turner presided.
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