St. Bernard District Attorney, Perry Nicosia today announced that Dereck M. Meyers, a New Orleans man, has been convicted of one count of Possession
Of A Firearm Or Carrying Concealed Weapon By A Person Convicted Of Certain Felonies and one count of Attempted Obstruction of Justice.
Sentencing is set for April 9, 2018, in front of Judge Jacques Sanborn where the convicted Meyers faces up to 60 years in prison as a habitual offender.
Meyers has a felony drug conviction out of New Orleans and his criminal history shows an arrest for first-degree murder in 2014, which was reported as gang-related.
Nicosia said, “in St. Bernard his District Attorney’s Office and the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office have a zero tolerance for violent crime.” The case was presented to a St. Bernard jury with Judge Jacques Sanborn presiding.
The District Attorney said, “today’s result is another example of the partnership between his office and the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office to apprehend and convict violent offenders.”
He further expressed his appreciation for the residents of St. Bernard for showing up for jury duty, which is a vital part of our criminal justice system.
Nicosia is proud to recognize Assistant District Attorneys Jacque Touzet and Charles Ward Jr., for their hard work and expertise in prosecuting this case.