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Man Arrested in Placer County Sentenced to over 4 Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Ricardo Manuel Duran, 37, of San Francisco, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez to four years and three months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on Oct. 20, 2020, Duran, who was serving a term of supervised release for a previous offense, was arrested in Lincoln. He was found to be in possession of a Smith and Wesson handgun and was further found to be in possession of heroin and methamphetamine. Duran has been convicted of six prior felonies – two of them for being a felon in possession of a firearm – and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Lincoln Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexis Klein prosecuted the case.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Updated April 15, 2022

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