Geismar Man Sentenced to 7 Years Following Narcotics Investigation

          On June 27, 2019, Travis Collins of 37313 Hwy 74 Geismar, LA., age 33, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 counts) and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a February narcotics investigation.

          On February 14, 2019, narcotics agents with the Gonzales Police Department conducted an investigation into illegal drug activity at an Ascension Parish hotel. Agents received information which indicated Travis Collins was dealing narcotics from a hotel room. Collins, who was wanted by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office for other charges, was observed leaving the hotel. Agents followed Collins to a nearby convenience store. Agents made contact with Collins who was detained. During a search of Collins’ vehicle, agents located a quantity of marijuana. Agents learned of more narcotics in the hotel room and executed a search warrant. During the search of the hotel room, agents located an ID card for Collins, marijuana packaged for sale, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and miscellaneous items associated with the packaging and distribution of illegal narcotics. Collins was subsequently booked into the Ascension Parish Detention Center.

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Collins was sentenced to 7 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.