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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Church Point woman sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison for drug, firearm charges

ALEXANDRIA, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Church Point woman was sentenced Tuesday to 262 months in prison for methamphetamine and cocaine distribution in Acadia and Lafayette parishes, and for illegally possessing a firearm.

Courtney Lynn Daigle, 42, of Church Point, Louisiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 500 grams of methamphetamine and 5 kilograms of cocaine, and one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person.  She was also sentenced to five years of supervised release.  According to the November 8, 2017 guilty plea, law enforcement agents identified Daigle as a supplier of methamphetamine while investigating drug distribution in Acadia and Lafayette parishes.  Law enforcement executed a federal search warrant on February 3, 2017 at her residence in Church Point and a state search warrant at a related residence in Rayne, Louisiana.  As a result, law enforcement recovered a Smith and Wesson SD9VE 9 mm handgun, 60 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, and approximately 679.1 grams of methamphetamine, 873.1 grams of cocaine, 12.9 grams of cocaine base, 589.4 grams of marijuana, 82 dosage units of LSD, 116 dosage units of alprazolam, 1.5 dosage units of hydrocodone, one 10 milliliter vial of testosterone cypionate, and one 10 milliliter vial of testosterone enanthate. Officers also recovered $5,000, digital scales, vacuum bags/sealer, and narcotics packaging.

The DEA, ATF, Louisiana State Police, Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force, Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office and Eunice Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. McCoy prosecuted the case.

Updated July 26, 2018