Jefferson Parish Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

Published 6:27 am Wednesday, June 15, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – TRAVIS CARTER, a/k/a “Tree,” age 42, a resident of Metairie, Louisiana, was sentenced on June 9, 2022 to 24 months imprisonment , 3 years of supervised release and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee by U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier, after pleading guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 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. Thereafter, correctional officers  searched CARTER’s person, which resulted in the discovery of six clear plastic bags containing approximately 165.27 grams of cocaine located in his  shoes.

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