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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

New Orleans Man Sentenced For Firearm Violation

NEW ORLEANS, LA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that DEANDRE ROSE, age 29, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana was sentenced on January 18, 2022 in the United States District Court.  ROSE plead guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2).

ROSE was arrested by the New Orleans Police Department on January 28, 2021 after he tossed a firearm while fleeing from officers who were attempting to arrest him pursuant to an arrest warrant.  After arresting ROSE, officers monitoring ROSE’s jail calls learned that ROSE possessed a second firearm inside of the vehicle he was operating on the day that he was arrested.  Officers were conducting surveillance of ROSE when they observed him driving his vehicle, minutes before his arrest.  After obtaining a search warrant to search ROSE’s vehicle, officers located an assault rifle inside of ROSE’s vehicle.

United States District Court Judge Wendy B. Vitter imposed a sentence of 84 months of imprisonment. Following his term of imprisonment, ROSE will be placed on supervised release for a period of 3 years.  ROSE must also pay a $100 mandatory special assessment fee. A fine was not imposed.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brittany Reed of the Violent Crime/Strike Force Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated January 19, 2022