Former St. John Parish employee pleads guilty to drug charges

Published 2:12 pm Friday, July 8, 2022

 On June 28, 2022, Bryant Daigre, Sr. of Garyville pled guilty to Possession with the Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine and Illegal Carrying of Weapons in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. The Honorable Vercell Fiffie sentenced Mr. Daigre to six years with the Department of Corrections for the drug offense and five years for the offense involving a firearm. The judge ordered the sentences to run concurrent. A $5,000.00 fine was also ordered. 

In January of 2017, Narcotics Detectives began investigating Mr. Daigre, an employee of St. John the Baptist Parish Utilities Department, for selling crack cocaine out of his parish vehicle while reading water meters for the parish. Detectives obtained a search warrant for Mr. Daigre’s parish vehicle and recovered approximately thirty-five grams of crack. Upon searching Mr. Daigre’s personal vehicle, detectives found additional crack cocaine and a firearm. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Justin LaCour in District Attorney Bridget A. Dinvaut’s Office. Mr. Daigre was represented by attorney David Belfield, III.