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New Orleans Man Indicted For Violating the Federal Gun Control Act and the Controlled Substances Act

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DARRYL DOUSE a.k.a. “TURKEY”, age 29, a resident of New Orleans, was charged Friday, May 24, 2019 in a two-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury with being a felon in possession of a firearm and with distributing cocaine base, announced U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser.

According to the indictment, DOUSE possessed a 9mm pistol in the spring of 2019 and distributed crack in the spring of 2018.  If convicted, DOUSE faces up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment on the gun charge.  DOUSE faces up to 20 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000,000 and at least three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment on the drug charge.

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This case was made possible by investigative leads generated from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN). NIBIN is the only national network that allows for the capture and comparison of ballistic evidence to aid in solving and preventing violent crimes involving firearms. NIBIN is a proven investigative and intelligence tool that can link firearms from multiple crime scenes, allowing law enforcement to quickly disrupt shooting cycles. For more information on NIBIN, visit

U.S. Attorney Strasser reiterated that the indictment is merely a charging document and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was investigated by the New Orleans Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney David Haller.

Updated May 28, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses