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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Violation of Federal Drug Control Act

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

NEW ORLEANS, LA – TIMREK ANDREWS, age 43, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced on June 08, 2023, to time served (15 months imprisonment) by U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier for Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon, a violation of the Federal Gun Control Act, Title 18 United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), announced United States Attorney Duane A. Evans.  ANDREWS was additionally ordered to serve a three (3) year term of supervised release and to pay a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.

According to previously filed court documents, ANDREWS and a co-defendant were under surveillance by investigators.  When agents approached, they found a firearm in the floorboard of the driver’s seat where ANDREWS had been previously sitting.  ANDREWS is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to his previous conviction for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

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. It is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Rayburn of the Violent Crimes Unit.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated June 8, 2023

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