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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Convicted Felon Sentenced to Over 5 Years in Prison for Possessing Firearm

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that STEPHEN FARRELL, age 25, of Metairie, was sentenced today after having previously pled guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced FARRELL to 68 months of incarceration, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to court documents, on May 8, 2013, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives searched FARRELL’s residence located at 705 Central Avenue in Metairie.  During the search, detectives found a loaded Taurus International .380 caliber firearm and ammunition.

Court records revealed that FARRELL was convicted on or about February 6, 2007, of attempted armed robbery in the 24th Judicial District Court in Jefferson Parish.  As such, he was prohibited from possessing firearms by both state and federal law.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, New Orleans Division Office and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter.   Assistant United States Attorney Nolan D. Paige was in charge of the investigation.

Updated March 26, 2015