Jefferson Parish Man Pleads Guilty to Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

Published 12:59 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – Travis CARTER, a/k/a “Tree,” age 42, a resident of Metairie, Louisiana, pled guilty on March 17, 2022, before U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier to a one-count indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, on January 7, 2021, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives executed a search of CARTER’s residence in Metairie. During the search, they discovered a digital scale with white powder residue, approximately one gram of suspected crack cocaine, a box of clear plastic bags, and $2,398.00 in U.S. currency. Detectives then transported CARTER to the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center. Correctional officers conducted a search of CARTER’s person, which resulted in the discovery of six clear plastic bags containing approximately 165.27 grams of cocaine located in CARTER’s shoes.

CARTER faces up to twenty (20) years imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000, at least three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney J. Benjamin Myers.