Thibodaux man convicted of possession of meth

A Thibodaux man has been convicted of possession of methamphetamine this afternoon, the second meth conviction in the parish this week.

Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell announced on Wednesday afternoon that Kevin Gaudet, 55, was found guilty of the charge, a conviction handed down by a six-member Lafourche Parish Jury. The jury deliberated for just more than 18 minutes before giving their verdict.

Gaudet was arrested in Aug. 2018 after meth was found on him during a traffic stop. Gaudet was a passenger in the vehicle and he started acting suspicious when questioned by a Lafourche Parish K9 Deputy, at one point, asking the deputy what he considered to be illegal.

The case was tried by Assistant District Attorney S. Benjamin Caillouet. It’s the second conviction ADA Caillouet has secured for meth-related charges this week. Earlier this week, Dan Use was convicted of similar charges.

After the verdict, the Honorable Steven Miller ordered that Gaudet be taken into custody and set his post-conviction bond at $15,000 pending his September 9th, 2019 sentencing date.