LaPlace drug dealer sentenced to 4 years

Published 12:12 am Saturday, January 6, 2018

LAPLACE — A local man was sentenced to four years in jail following his 2016 arrest for drug dealing in a LaPlace neighborhood.

Eugene Foster Hubbell of LaPlace pleaded guilty last month to possession with intent to distribute a schedule II controlled dangerous substance, receiving an eight-year jail term with the Louisiana Department of Corrections.

Eugene Foster Hubbell

According to the St. John the Baptist Parish Clerk of Court’s Office, four years from the sentence were suspended.

The Clerk’s office reported Hubbell’s sentence is to run concurrent with any other sentences he is serving in St. Charles or St. James parishes.

Hubbell, 36, was given credit for time served from Nov. 17, 2016, and ordered to serve four years of active probation when released from jail.

As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped charges involving weapons, drug and paraphernalia possession.

St. John Sheriff’s Office announced Hubbell’s arrest in November 2016, saying it followed a month-long investigation that began with an illegal narcotics activity complaint from the 300 block of Rosedown Drive in LaPlace.

Detectives said they identified Hubbell as a suspect leading to a residence search that yielded the recovery of approximately five grams of methamphetamine, cash from narcotics sales, two digital scales, packaging material and two firearms.

The value of all recovered narcotics was estimated at $700.