Stupid is as stupid does and stupid describes Pierre Smith, Jr. Smith got a break in May after he was indicted last year for cocaine possession while possessing a firearm. Smith struck a deal with the prosecutor that allowed him to avoid going to jail by entering a pre-trial intervention program. Fast forward to this month and Smith decided to party in New Orleans with women but in this case, partying meant child sex trafficking. New Orleans police arrested him on July 13 for sex trafficking. The victims were two teen-aged girls who Smith forced into prostitution. Hinds County Assistant District Attorney Michael Henry moved to revoke Smith's pre-trial agreement two days after his New Orleans arrest. Mr. Henry stated in his motion:
- Smith failed to report to the pre-trial intervention office.
- Smith didn't pay the $1,800 pre-trial intervention program fee.
- Smith didn't pay the $250 investigator fee.
- The arrest for human trafficking violated the agreement.
It appears Smith didn't know how to quit while he was ahead.
Kingfish note: Nice job to the D.A.'s office for moving quickly on this case.