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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Monroe man pleads guilty to methamphetamine possession charge

MONROE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a man from Monroe pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine for later sale.

Travis C. Mills, 34, of Monroe, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen L. Hayes to one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  The plea will become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James. According to the guilty plea, law enforcement agents arrested Mills on October 7, 2015, as he was leaving his home. They found 115 grams of methamphetamine in a brown paper bag in the front seat of his car. His home was also searched, and 84 grams of methamphetamine were found.

Mills faces five to 40 years in prison, at least four years of supervised release and a $5 million fine.  A sentencing date of September 7, 2016 was set.

The DEA and Ouachita Parish Metro Narcotics Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jonathan S. Drucker and James G. Cowles Jr. are prosecuting the case.

Updated May 19, 2016