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Hammond Man Charged With Firearm and Drug Conspiracy Charges

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

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that on Friday, July 19, 2019 a federal grand jury charged LARRY GREEN, age 36, of Hammond, LA, in an indictment for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A) and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846.

If convicted, GREEN faces a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty (20) years, a fine of not more than $1,000,000, at least three years supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment fee.

United States Attorney Strasser reiterated that an Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is 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.

This matter was handled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorney Duane A. Evans is prosecuting the matter. 

Updated July 24, 2019

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