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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Two Men for Federal Weapons Violation

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced on Thursday, September 30, 2021, that TRON HUGHES, age 40, and DEAMONTE BROWN, age 21, residents of New Orleans, LA, were both charged in a one-count indictment with being felons in possession of several firearms. 

In Count 1 of the indictment, both HUGHES and BROWN are charged with possessing several firearms on June 2, 2020, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2), and 2.  If convicted, HUGHES and BROWN face a maximum sentence of 10 years of imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000, a period of up to 3 years supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00. 

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.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Inga Petrovich of the Violent Crime Unit for the U.S. Attorney's Office.



Updated October 1, 2021

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