Jury convicts Travis Dawson of drug and gun charges


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court jury Feb. 8 found Travis Ray Dawson of San Miguel guilty of transportation of methamphetamine and heroin for the purpose of sale, possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person, possession of methamphetamine, driving on a suspended license and providing false information to a peace officer, according to the SLO County District Attorney’s Office.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 18, in Department 5 of the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court. Dawson faces a maximum sentence of six years and four months in state prison.   

The charges stem from two separate incidents occurring within the town of San Miguel. On Nov. 17, 2017, Dawson was arrested while transporting methamphetamine and heroin for the purpose of sale. On June 3, 2018, Dawson, while subject to a felony warrant for the November incident, was arrested while in possession of methamphetamine and a loaded .22 caliber handgun. During this arrest, Dawson was driving with a suspended license and provided a false name to law enforcement.

The case was investigated by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office and was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Kelly Manderino.

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