Acadiana Woman Pleads Guilty Following Massive Drug Bust
A Church Point woman has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in two Acadiana parishes.
According to the U.S. Attorney's office, 41-year-old Courtney Daigle pleaded guilty in federal court to possession and distribution of more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and 5 kilograms of cocaine.
Daigle was arrested after federal agents located the large loot of drugs, a firearm and other contraband at her Church Point home on Feb. 3, 2017.
Agents recovered a huge stash of drugs and contraband that included:
- A Smith and Wesson SD9VE 9 mm handgun
- 60 rounds of 9 mm ammunition
- 679 grams of methamphetamine
- 873 grams of cocaine
- 12 grams of cocaine base
- 589 grams of marijuana
- 82 dosage units of LSD
- 116 dosage units of alprazolam (Xanax)
- 1.5 dosage units of hydrocodone
- 10 milliliter vial of testosterone cypionate
- 10 milliliter vial of testosterone enanthate
- $5,000 in cash
- Digital scales, vacuum bags/sealer and narcotics packaging
they say she was distributing throughout Lafayette and Acadia Parishes.
Daigle faces 10 years to life in prison and up to 10-million dollars in fines for the drug counts. A judge may also tack on an additional 10 years for possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substances.
The DEA, ATF, Louisiana State Police, Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force, Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office and Eunice Police Department conducted the investigation.