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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 9, 2014

Shreveport Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

SHREVEPORT, La. –United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced thatAnthony Larance Williams, 36, of Many, La., was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Maurice S. Hicks Jr. to 42 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Williams pleaded guilty on July 24, 2013.

 According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, members of the U.S. Marshal’s Service Task Force arrested Williams and three others at a casino hotel in Shreveport on June 20, 2012. During the arrest, agents discovered methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, two handguns, ammunition, and body armor in the hotel room. 

 The Louisiana State Police, U.S. Marshal’s Service Task Force, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth D. Reeg prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015