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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kenneth Jones Sentenced For Federal Firearms Convictions

KENNETH JONES, age 23, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced to 38 months of incarceration by U.S. District Court Judge Sarah S. Vance after he pleaded guilty to two counts of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente. In addition to incarceration, JONES received three (3) years of supervised release and a $200.00 special assessment

According to court documents, on August 24, 2011, JONES was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by New Orleans Police Officers for a routine traffic violation. During the police encounter, JONES was found to be in possession of a Glock, model 36, .45 caliber pistol.

Later, on December 9, 2011, when the New Orleans Police Department was executing an arrest warrant, JONES was found with a second firearm, a Beretta, model PX4Storm, .40 caliber pistol.

Court records revealed that JONES was convicted on or about January 22, 2008, for the possession with intent to distribute cocaine in Texas, a felony punishable by more than one year of incarceration. As such, JONES was prohibited from possession a firearm by both state and federal law.

The case was investigated by the FBI Violent Crime Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with assistance of NOPD and was prosecuted by Assistant
U.S. Attorney Edward J. Rivera.