Church Point woman sentenced to 22 years on federal drug charges

Posted at 5:22 PM, Jul 26, 2018

A Church Point woman was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison for methamphetamine and cocaine distribution in Acadia and Lafayette parishes, and for illegally possessing a firearm, according to United States Attorney David C. Joseph.

Officials say 42-year-old Courtney Lynn Daigle of Church Point was sentenced 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. 

As a result, law enforcement said they 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.