Drug Enforcement Administration

New Orleans

Brad L. Byerley, Special Agent in Charge

August 14, 2018

Contact: SA Debbie Webber

Phone Number: (571) 362-4803

Lafayette man sentenced to nearly 13 years for drug and gun charges

drugs and gun seized from Jacob Collett
drugs and gun seized from Jacob Collett
Drugs and gun seized from Jacob Collett

LAFAYETTE, La. – A Lafayette man was sentenced Monday to nearly 3 years (151 months) in prison for conspiring to distribute multiple quantities of narcotics and illegal possessing a 9 mm handgun.

Jacob Glen Collett, 35, of Lafayette, was sentenced by a U.S. District Judge on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release.

According to the April 19, 2018 guilty plea, Collett was arrested during an ongoing narcotics investigation in Lafayette and Jeff Davis parishes that took place from April 2017 to August 2017. Law enforcement agents found Collett in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine, LSD, tablets containing fentanyl, MDMA, heroin, cocaine, a mixture and substance containing THC, a Berretta 9 mm model 92FS handgun, and 16 rounds of ammunition.

The DEA, ATF, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Department, Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force, Calcasieu Combined Anti-Drug Task Force and Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.

Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.JustThinkTwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.  

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