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

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Laplace Man Indicted For Being Felon in Possession of Ammunition

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DWAYNE BROWN, age 34, a resident of Laplace, Louisiana, was indicted for being a felon in possession of ammunition, announced U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser.

According to court documents, on or about October 1, 2019, the defendant knowingly possessed ammunition after being convicted in the 40th Judicial Court, State of Louisiana, for aggravated flight from an officer, simple criminal damage to property, and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.

If convicted, the defendant faces 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

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

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms in investigating this matter.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U. S. Attorney G. Dall Kammer, Supervisor of the General Crimes Unit.

 

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Updated January 31, 2020