LAFAYETTE, La. – Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that a Broussard man pleaded guilty to planning to sell drugs in the Acadiana area.
Kyle Gabriel Roy, 23, of Broussard, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carol Whitehurst to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The plea will become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter. According to the guilty plea, Franklin police arrested Roy on April 2, 2015 after the car he was riding in was searched and marijuana was found. During a later interview, Roy admitted to having drugs and a firearm in a safe at a friend’s residence in Lafayette. Agents searched the safe and found a stolen firearm, 49 grams of marijuana and 4.1 grams of methamphetamine. The methamphetamine was divided into smaller packages for sale and a digital scale was also found. The defendant admitted that he possessed the drugs to distribute them.
Roy faces five years in prison, two to three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The court set a July 17, 2017 sentencing date.
This investigation and prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a Department of Justice initiative to promote firearm safety and reduce firearm crimes by preventing the possession and use of firearms by dangerous and persistent felons and others not authorized to possess a firearm.
The Chitimacha Tribal Police, Franklin Police Department and ATF investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dominic Rossetti is prosecuting the case.