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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Metairie Man Charged with Selling Explosive Devices, Manufacturing Anabolic Steroids in Federal Case

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that BRAD MILLIGAN, age 39, of Metairie, has been charged with manufacturing and distributing explosive materials without a license and possessing anabolic steroids with the intent to distribute.  MILLIGAN did not possess a license to distribute either the explosives or anabolic steroids.

According to the bill of information, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives began investigating the shipment of explosive precursor chemicals which are used to manufacture explosive devices, such as M-type explosive devices.  ATF agents learned that MILLIGAN was purchasing large quantities of the precursor materials, all of which were ordered over the internet and delivered to his Metairie residence.  A Crimestoppers tipster anonymously provided information to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office which stated that MILLIGAN was selling explosive devices and anabolic steroids from his residence.  Members of the JPSO and the ATF began a joint investigation into the information provided.

If convicted, MILLIGAN faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, three years supervised release after imprisonment, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.

U. S. Attorney Evans reiterated that a bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans praised the work of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Brittany L. Reed is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 6, 2018