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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ALVIE ROLLINS, a/k/a ALVIN ROLLINS, age 26, was sentenced on October 18, 2023 by United States District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

ROLLINS received a total sentence of 24 months imprisonment, three years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

According to court records, on August 4, 2022, two Task Force Officers (“TFO”) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) New Orleans Gang Task Force, received information that that there was an FBI agent requesting assistance near the intersection of Dixon Street and South Carrollton Avenue, in New Orleans.  Upon arrival, the TFOs’ saw two vehicles stopped side by side.  The driver of one of the vehicle’s, later identified as ROLLINS, a Nissan Altima, held a black and silver pistol out of his open driver’s side window.

ROLLINS began to drive away, then pulled his vehicle over after hearing the FBI’s sirens.  The FBI agents ordered ROLLINS out of the Nissan Altima and handcuffed him.  ROLLINS admitted he was driving a red Nissan Altima at the intersection of Tulane Avenue & South Carrollton Avenue and was in possession of a firearm.  ROLLINS also admitted knowing that he was convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year of imprisonment before he possessed this firearm.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Mike Trummel and Inga Petrovich of the Violent Crime Unit.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated October 26, 2023

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