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NEW ORLEANS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL GUN AND DRUG CHARGES

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February 3, 2010

JABAR GIBSON, 24, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty today in federal court before U.S. District Court Judge Helen G. Berrigan to possession with intent to distribute at least 5 grams of cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten today.

According to court documents, NOPD Officers conducted a traffic stop on March 11, 2009 in Algiers and GIBSON, was found attempting to hide a firearm under the front seat. GIBSON was arrested and 5.4 grams of cocaine base or “crack” cocaine packaged for distribution was found hidden in his left shoe. GIBSON was previously convicted on two separate occasions in federal court for drugs charges and was on federal supervised release at the time of the arrest.

GIBSON is facing a possible minimum of fifteen (15) years and a possible maximum of life imprisonment, millions in fines and at least eight (8) years of supervised release.Sentencing has been scheduled for May 12, 2010.

This case was investigated by Agents of the New Orleans Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward J. Rivera of the Violent Crime Unit.

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