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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 19, 2018

New Orleans Man Charged with Gun and Drug Offenses

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TERRELL MUSE, age 24 of New Orleans, was indicted April 12 by a federal grand jury.

According to the indictment, MUSE, a convicted felon, illegally possessed two firearms and quantities of crack cocaine and heroin. If convicted on the charges, MUSE faces a term of imprisonment of up to 10 years, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely an allegation and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.   In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the New Orleans Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey Sandman is in charge of the prosecution.

 

Topic(s): 
Human Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated April 19, 2018