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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Louisiana

For Immediate Release

Friday, May 5, 2023
Ronald C. Gathe, Jr.
, United States Attorney

Baton Rouge Man Sentenced to 82 Months in Federal Prison for Gun and Drug Possession

United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr., announced that U.S. District Judge John W. deGravelles sentenced Travis Odale Henderson, age 39, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 82 months in federal prison following his convictions for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The Court further ordered Henderson to serve three years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment, pay a $5,000 fine, and forfeit the firearm involved.

According to admissions made as part of his guilty plea, on October 15, 2021, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies responded to a citizen complaint involving Henderson. When the deputies contacted Henderson and conducted a pat down for officer safety, they discovered pills containing methamphetamine and a loaded .38 caliber revolver in his possession.

Henderson had previously been convicted in Franklin Parish of distribution of cocaine (2008) and distribution of methamphetamine (2017).

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory. This case was prosecuted by Lyman E. Thornton III, Assistant United States Attorney.

New Orleans Field Division