13 Dec Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years
Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell announced that a Galliano man who was found guilty of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution earlier this week was sentenced to 10 years per count earlier today, December 13th.
Trapper Pellegrin, 41, was arrested on a traffic stop for driving under suspension and possession of drug paraphernalia after the Golden Meadow Police Department stopped the vehicle he was driving for not having an illuminated license plate as the law requires.
Pellegrin was transported to the Galliano substation, where a search was conducted of Pellegrin. During that search, just over 20 grams of methamphetamine was discovered hidden in Pellegrin’s undergarments.
“Ten years is the max sentence allowed under state law on each of the charges brought against the defendant, so we’re very pleased with the Judge’s decision,” said Assistant District Attorney S. Benjamin Caillouet, who prosecuted the case.
The sentences are to be served concurrently at the Louisiana Department of Corrections. Pellegrin was sentenced by the Honorable Stephen Miller.