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Press Release

District Man Sentenced to Nearly 10 Years in Prison for Gun Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Defendant Also Assaulted Fellow Inmate After His Arrest

            WASHINGTON – Saadiq Logan, 22, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 117 months in prison and five years of supervised release for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a person prohibited, and using, carrying, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves, Special Agent in Charge Wayne A. Jacobs, of the FBI Washington Field Office’s Criminal and Cyber Division, and Acting Chief Pamela Smith of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

            Logan pleaded guilty, on Dec. 15, 2022, in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia.

            According to court documents, shortly after 6 p.m. on June 22, 2022, members of MPD’s Violent Crime Impact Team (VCIT), were patrolling in Southeast Washington when they observed Logan with a group of individuals standing around a Mercedes parked on the road. Logan was holding a backpack. As the officers exited their vehicle, Logan ran but tripped and fell, dropping the backpack. Officers recovered the backpack and found two firearms with multiple magazines. They also found a Glock 21 .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol in Logan’s waistband, equipped with a machine gun conversion device (a “switch”) which allows the pistol to shoot multiple rounds with a single pull of the trigger. The Glock 21 had one round chambered and 10 additional rounds in a 13-round capacity magazine.

            Inside Logan’s backpack, law enforcement recovered the following:

            • A loaded 7.62 caliber Micro-Draco semi-automatic pistol with one round in the chamber and 21 additional rounds in an unknown capacity magazine

            • A loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol with one round in the chamber and 22 additional rounds in a 31-round capacity magazine

            • A 10mm magazine loaded with 10 rounds

            • An unloaded .45 caliber magazine with 30-round capacity

            • A .40 caliber drum magazine with 50-round capacity loaded with 22 rounds

            Logan also was carrying a pill bottle containing 59 tablets determined to contain fentanyl.

            On Aug. 5, 2022, while detained in the D.C. jail pending resolution of the current case, Logan assaulted an inmate and intentionally kicked the victim in the head multiple times during a fight. As a result of this incident, Logan was charged with simple assault in D.C. Superior Court. He pleaded guilty to that charge on June 20, 2023, and is awaiting sentencing.

            This case was investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI’s Washington Field Office.

            The case was prosecuted by former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison McGuire and Assistant U.S. Attorney George Eliopoulos, with assistance from Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jordan Leiter, all members of the Violence Reduction and Trafficking Offenses Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

Updated September 19, 2023

Topic
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 23-560