Woman pleads in drug case

Published 3:56 am Friday, March 23, 2018

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced Thursday that Dominique Wise, 32, of Franklinton, pleaded guilty to a single count of misprision of a felony, stemming from a Sept. 27, 2015, traffic stop, during which police seized one-half kilogram of powder cocaine from the floorboard of her car.

Misprision is defined as “the deliberate concealment of one’s knowledge of a treasonable act or felony.”

For this offense, Wise faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and no more than one year of supervised release.

U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman scheduled sentencing for Wise on June 27, at 1:30 p.m.

Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Kenner Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Brandon Long is in charge of the prosecution.