BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Dionseus Wilkins, 29, of Baton Rouge, will be spending the next 10 years in jail after his sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson. Wilkins was found guilty of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The Baton Rouge man pled guilty to selling “a total of 70 grams of methamphetamine to confidential informants in Baton Rouge, during controlled purchases monitored by law enforcement agents,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Those controlled purchases took place over almost a year in 2018 and 2019.

Detectives with the Louisiana State Police eventually searched a home and vehicles belonging to Wilkins. They found drugs, money and a firearm. The DOJ provided a list of what was seized during those searches.

  • Around 297 grams of methamphetamine
  • Approximately 237 grams of heroin
  • Around 847 grams of marijuana
  • 51 dosage units of Alprazolam
  • $10,000
  • Glock Model 27, .40 cal. handgun with an extended magazine containing 25 rounds of ammunition
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Protective masks
  • Bag of powdered sugar
  • Strainers
  • Small electric blender
  • Two digital scales

As part of this sentence, Wilkins will also no longer be able to own the firearm which was part of this case. Along with that, Wilkins will have to be under supervised release for five years after the conclusion of his prison term.

Wilkins also was found guilty of simple burglary in 2015. The Louisiana State Police received help during the investigation from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Zachary Police Department and Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.