A friend of imprisoned rapper Torence “Lil Boosie” Hatch and a former Dixon Correctional Institute guard both pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges accusing them of conspiring to smuggle drugs into Dixon for Hatch while he was jailed there.
As part of negotiated plea agreements, state District Judge Mike Erwin put Walnita Decuir on active supervised probation for five years and Joshua Wilson on unsupervised probation for six months.
Decuir, 27, of Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty to felony drug charges stemming from two separate indictments. Wilson, 29, of Baton Rouge, who was named in one of the indictments, pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge of interfering with a law enforcement investigation.
Prosecutor Dana Cummings told Erwin that Wilson conspired with Decuir — previously described by prosecutors as a girlfriend of Hatch — to smuggle synthetic marijuana into Dixon.
Decuir pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute codeine and marijuana, conspiracy to distribute codeine, and introduction of contraband (synthetic marijuana) into a penal institution.
“Do you do these drugs or were you just trying to get them to Torence?” Erwin asked her.
Decuir replied that she does not use drugs.
Hatch, who was acquitted May 11 in an alleged murder-for-hire, pleaded guilty in November to a number of drug-related charges that accused him of plotting to smuggle codeine, marijuana, ecstasy and other illegal contraband into Dixon and the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. He was sentenced to eight years in prison and is being held at the Angola prison.
Hatch, 29, was sent to Dixon after pleading guilty in 2009 to a third-offense marijuana possession charge.
He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with all but the first four years suspended, meaning he would serve about two years. The term Hatch received in November is running concurrent with the previous sentence.
Hatch’s attorneys said after his acquittal in the murder case that they expect him to be freed sometime next year.