27 Aug Raceland Man Found Guilty of Possession of Methamphetamine
Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell announced that a Raceland man charged with possession of methamphetamine in October of 2018 was convicted by a six member Lafourche Parish jury late Monday afternoon, August 26th, after just over 20 minutes of deliberation.
In October of 2018, Law enforcement was called to the home of Dan Use, 57, after his dog was photographed running freely in a neighbor’s yard. When the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office arrived, Use said to arrest him because he didn’t care. Use was arrested following his request, and methamphetamine was found on him.
“The defendant was given ample opportunity to correct his behavior, yet he continued to show a willful disregard for the law,” said Assistant District Attorney Ben Caillouet, who prosecuted the case. “Now, he is facing plenty of time to reconsider his life choices.”
Between 2017 and 2019, Use pled guilty to seventeen (17) counts of violation of the Lafourche parish ordinance – Animals Not Permitted to Run At Large. In February of 2018, Use also pled guilty to four counts of drug offenses and was sentenced to five (5) years suspended with the Department of Corrections per count and two (2) years supervised probation per count. With this new conviction, he is facing a possible revocation of his suspended sentence from his prior drug convictions.
Upon learning of the jury’s decision, the Honorable Steven Miller ordered that Use be taken into custody and set his post-conviction bond at $20,000 pending his Wednesday, August 28th, sentencing.
Use has three pending animals not permitted to run at large charges.