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Convicted Felon Sentenced to over 3 Years in Prison for Possessing Firearms

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

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that NOLAN CASON, age 26, of New Orleans, was sentenced yesterday after previously pleading guilty to two counts of felon in possession of a firearm.


U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced CASON to 41 months of confinement, 3 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.


According to court documents, Officers of the New Orleans Police Department arrested CASON on August 8, 2014 for possessing a semi-automatic firearm with an attached extended magazine containing 20 live rounds. On May 3, 2015, Louisiana State Police Troopers arrested CASBON for possessing two semi-automatic handguns, a 50-round magazine containing 22 live bullets, and a 30-round magazine containing 24 live bullets. CASON was prohibited from possessing these firearms because he had been convicted previously of possession of cocaine in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court.


Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the New Orleans Police Department, and the Louisiana State Police for their work in this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys Maria M. Carboni and Matthew R. Payne were in charge of the prosecution.

Updated August 25, 2017

Firearms Offenses