Jefferson Parish Man Indicted for Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – TRAVIS CARTER, age 42, a resident of Metairie, Louisiana, was charged on November 19, 2021, in a one-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury 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.

If convicted, 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.

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charging document and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

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

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